LONDON (Reuters)-The United Kingdom reported that 10 people died of COVID-19 within 28 days of a positive test on Saturday, the lowest daily number since the beginning of September, as the launch of its vaccine reached another milestone.
Official data also shows that 31,301,267 people have been vaccinated with the first COVID-19 vaccine, and 5 million people are now vaccinated with both vaccines in Europe’s fastest vaccination.
Health Minister Matt Hancock said in a statement: “Our spectacular vaccination program has now provided more than 5 million second doses of vaccine for those most at risk of contracting COVID (including all Half of people over 80) provide the best protection.”
The government stated that the UK is still expected to achieve the government’s goal of providing all people over 50 and all adults with the vaccine before the end of July by mid-April.
The latest data also show that there are 3,423 new cases, a slight increase from the 3,402 reported the day before, although unlike France and Germany, which are fighting the third coronavirus, the infection rate in the UK has been steadily declining.
England began to relax its strict blockade measures on March 29. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to provide the United Kingdom with more detailed information on the lifting of restrictions on Monday, including whether it can be reopened on April 12 as planned. Open outdoor hospitality.
(Reporting by Michael Holden, editing by Frances Kerry and David Holmes)