UK daily Covid cases HALVE in a month with 1,712 infections and 11 deaths in past 24 hours
UK daily Covid cases have halved in a month with 1,712 new infections and 11 deaths in the past 24 hours.
This time a month ago there were 3,862 new cases in the same time period as the UK's Covid vaccination blitz continues.
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Today's figures mean there has been 4,404,882 total cases in the UK since the pandemic began, as well as 127,428 deaths.
This time last week there were 1,882 new cases and 10 deaths recorded, while two weeks ago there were 1,730 cases and seven new deaths.
Four weeks ago on Sunday there were 3,862 new cases and 19 deaths.
Covid statistics are usually lower on Sundays due to a lag in reporting.
Yesterday, Covid cases were down almost half compared with a month before, with 32 deaths and 2,061 cases recorded.
The deaths were 45 per cent lower than those recorded on Saturday four weeks ago.
Meanwhile, symptom tracking app Zoe has recorded the lowest level of new cases since the pandemic began last March, King's College London Professor Tim Spector tweeted.
The app – a project devised by KCL – has millions of users who log their symptoms.
The app's statistics are not official Government figures.
Cases have fallen a staggering 28 per cent in the last seven days in the South of England, according to the app.
It comes as Brits in their thirties are reportedly set to be offered their Covid jabs within days.
The NHS will reportedly start inviting thirty-somethings for the vaccine by the end of next week, after securing 40million Pfizer doses for the UK.
Officials are close to finalising a deal to purchase tens of millions more doses of the Pfizer vaccine in time for a third booster dose to be given to the elderly this autumn, The Times reports.
And government sources have told the paper they hope to roughly double the UK’s original order of 40 million jabs.
If negotiations are successful, the extra stock could be used for those in their twenties, who are to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab amid blood clot fears.
It was recently projected that the 35 to 39 age group would be invited to book an appointment for their vaccine in the second half of May.
But according to The Times this could now happen much sooner.
Until now, it's been estimated those aged 30 to 35 could be called by late May or early June, with those aged 18 to 24 and 25 to 29 during the rest of June and July.
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