UK records 40 Covid-19 deaths and 2,589 new cases

Lizze Edmonds
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A Londoner is vaccinated

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The Government said a further 40 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,080.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 150,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 2,589 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,368,045.

Between 4 April 2021 and 10 April 2021,18,970 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of-32.0 per cent compared to the previous 7 days.

In terms of vaccinations, data up to April 9 shows that of the 39,001,554 jabs given in the UK so far, 32,010,244 were first doses – a rise of 106,878 on the previous day.

Some 6,991,310 were second doses, an increase of 450,136.

Meanwhile in Soctland, four deaths and 281 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish Government figures.

The deaths of 7,630 people who had tested positive in the previous 28 days have now been registered in Scotland.

The 281 new infections published on Saturday afternoon – down slightly from the 285 announced on Friday – takes the total number of people who have caught Covid-19 to 221,712.

It comes as A&E departments report they are being swamped by people who have developed mild side-effects from the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Emergency doctors told the Health Service Journal (HSJ) that a growing number of people are presenting to A&E units after having the jab.

Some have been advised to go to hospital by GPs.

Dr Katherine Henderson, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, confirmed this was the case to the Guardian.

“It’s definitely a thing,” she said.

“Colleagues across England are reporting this. All A&E departments are seeing an increase in the number of people reporting concerns after having the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“We are seeing people with mild headaches and persistent headaches but who are otherwise alright.”

Dr Henderson added that emergency departments and GPs are getting “a lot of queries” and thinks it’s an “understandable reaction by the public.”

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