UK records six further Covid deaths with more than 2000 new cases

Luke O'Reilly
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<p>There have been a further 2,064 confirmed cases</p> (REUTERS)

There have been a further 2,064 confirmed cases

(REUTERS)

The UK has recorded six further coronavirus deaths with more than 2000 new cases.

This brings the UK's official death toll to 127,434. Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies show there have been 151,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 2,064 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,406,946.

Meanwhile, the vaccination programme continued, with 260,801 more people given their second jab.

This means that 12,897,123 have now been fully vaccinated.

A further 79,695 first doses of the vaccine were also given.

The total number of people who have received the first dose of the vaccine now stands at 33,752,885.

It comes as Boris Johnson urged the public to be “realistic” about the prospect of the UK being hit with another wave of coronavirus infections in the future.

Boris Johnson urged the public to be ‘realistic’ about the prospect of the UK being hit with another wavePA Wire
Boris Johnson urged the public to be ‘realistic’ about the prospect of the UK being hit with another wavePA Wire

The Prime Minister told broadcasters that while lockdowns meant the virus was now “under control”, he warned that “there probably will be another wave of the disease”.

But Mr Johnson said that coronavirus jabs would provide “pretty robust fortifications” should there be another spike in infections going forward, as he hailed the UK’s vaccination programme.

He urged the public to take up the vaccine when offered it, with a Government campaign calling on people aged 50 and under to get their jab so the UK can “continue on the path back to normality”.

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