UK records 23 more Covid deaths as Moderna vaccine begins rollout

Luke O'Reilly
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<p>This brings the official UK death toll to 127,123</p> (PA)

This brings the official UK death toll to 127,123

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The UK has recorded another 23 coronavirus deaths as the Moderna vaccine begins its rollout.

This compares to 20 deaths recorded on the same day last week. It brings the official UK death toll to 127,123.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 2,472 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 151,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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It comes as NHS patients in England received the first doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

The NHS in England confirmed that the Moderna jab will be delivered at more than 20 vaccination sites this week, including Reading’s Madejski Stadium and the Sheffield Arena.

More sites will be able to deliver the jab as supply increases.

The Vaccines Taskforce has secured 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine for the UK.

The jab has already been rolled out in Wales and Scotland, and the vaccine is expected to be delivered to people in Northern Ireland in the coming weeks.

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