Another 1,052 COVID-related UK deaths reported as 12.6 million receive first vaccine jab


Another 1,052 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the UK, according to the latest government figures.

The number is up from the 333 fatalities confirmed on Monday.

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A further 12,364 infections were also confirmed on Tuesday, compared with the 14,104 cases reported yesterday.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,972,148.

Meanwhile, a total of 12,646,486 people in the UK have had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine – a rise of 352,480 on the previous day.

Some 516,392 were second doses, an increase of 3,811.

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The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 428,434.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 392,252 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day to meet the government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

The news comes after it was revealed there were 8,433 deaths linked to coronavirus in the final full week of January.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also show there were 19 consecutive days in January – from January 7 to 25 – when the daily death toll was above 1,000.

Over three nights Sky News will host a series of special programmes examining the UK’s response to the pandemic.

Watch COVID Crisis: Learning the Lessons at 8pm on 9, 10 and 11 February

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