UK records 190 COVID deaths and 5,926 cases in last 24 hours
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 10/03/2021
The UK has recorded a further 190 coronavirus deaths and 5,926 cases in the latest 24-hour period.
The government said the latest figures mean the number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK stands at 124,987.
The number of coronavirus deaths reported on Wednesday is lower than Tuesday’s count of 231, although there was a rise in cases from the figure of 5,766.
The figures compare to 343 deaths and 6,391 cases reported last Wednesday (3 March).
More than 22.8m Britons have now had a first vaccine dose.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where COVID-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 147,000 deaths involving the coronavirus in the UK.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases in the UK has now reached 4,234,924.
Government data up to 9 March shows that of the 24,064,182 jabs given in the UK so far, 22,809,829 were first doses – a rise of 217,301 on the previous day.
Some 1,254,353 were second doses, an increase of 72,922.
The latest figures came as the government confirmed extra testing will be carried out in parts of Wandsworth, south London, after cases of the South African coronavirus variant were identified.
Additional testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed within the SW11 and SW15 postcodes, the Department of Health and Social Care said.
Enhanced contact tracing will be used for individuals testing positive with a variant of concern.
Residents of the targeted areas are being strongly encouraged to take a test when offered, whether they are showing symptoms or not.
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