UK gives out more than 10million Covid vaccines with almost 400,000 a day getting jab

UK gives out more than 10million Covid vaccines with almost 400,000 a day getting jab

February 2, 2021

THE UK has given out more than 10million Covid vaccine in a push to stomp out the virus.

Almost 400,000 Brits a day have been receiving jabs in the last seven days.

Latest Government figures show 10,143,511 vaccines have been given in the UK so far.

Of these 9,646,715 were first doses, which is a rise of 350,348 on the previous day’s stats.

And 496,796 were second doses, an increase of 2,587 on figures from the previous day.

Based on this data the government will need to 400 out 411,791 first doses of vaccine by Feburary 15 to meet their target of 15 million first doses

And over-65s could start receiving their Covid vaccination invite letters next week as the UK's jab rollout powers on, it's reported.

Almost a million Brits were injected at the weekend, with more than 9.2 million overall now receiving at least one dose.

Nearly nine in 10 over-80s and half of over-70s have had their first jab, with the government on target to offer vaccines to all over-70s by February 15.

One in 60 Brits received a coronavirus vaccine over the weekend alone, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night hailing the "mammoth effort".

All older care home residents and staff have been offered a jab, with Mr Hancock praising Britain's "incredible" vaccine rollout.

Next in line are over-65s who will be invited to book appointments from next week, The Daily Telegraph reports.

It comes as UK covid infections today rose by 16,840 – the lowest in eight weeks.

Another 1,449 deaths were also recorded as officials scrambled to test people on their doorsteps.

It means a total of 3,852,623 have now tested positive for the bug since the start of the pandemic, while 108,013 have died.

But today's rise in deaths is ten per cent down on the 1,631 fatalities recorded last Tuesday.

Cases are also down 16 per cent on last week's rise (20,089), giving a glimmer of hope to the nation.

The numbers are also the lowest since December 9 when 16,578 cases were recorded.

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