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UK reports another 343 COVID deaths and 6,391 cases in last 24 hours

Written by on 02/03/2021

The UK has reported another 343 COVID-related deaths and 6,391 cases in the last 24 hours, government figures show.

This compares to the 104 coronavirus deaths and 5,455 new infections recorded on Monday.

A total of 21,322,717 jabs have now been given in the UK.

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As of 1 March, 20,478,619 of those are first doses – a rise of 203,168 on the previous day.

Some 844,098 were second doses, an increase of 28,282 on figures released the previous day.

It comes as the hunt for an unidentified person who tested positive for the Brazil variant of COVID-19 has narrowed to 379 households in southeast England.

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In total, six cases of the P1 coronavirus variant first found in Brazil have been discovered in the UK.

One has still yet to be identified after the individual failed to complete their test registration card.

Meanwhile, a man and woman have been fined £10,000 each for failing to quarantine after returning from Dubai.

Merseyside Police said fixed penalty notices for failing to comply with travel regulations were handed to two people from the Wirral after they avoided a direct flight back from the country, which is currently on the foreign travel red list, to one of the specified ports of entry required for quarantine.

 Sky News

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