An additional 41,278 coronavirus circumstances and 166 associated deaths have been reported within the UK, the newest authorities figures present.
It compares with yesterday’s figures when 43,467 optimistic COVID-19 infections and an additional 186 deaths have been logged, and this time final week, when 44,985 circumstances and 134 fatalities have been recorded.
A complete of 49,922,090 first doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered within the UK, whereas 45,672,948 second doses have been given.
In the meantime, the newest information reveals that 7,564,463 booster jabs, or third doses of a coronavirus vaccine, have been administered to date.
The entire variety of COVID vaccine doses administered within the UK now stands at 103,159,461.
The newest figures come as coronavirus infections in England have elevated to their highest stage for the reason that starting of the yr, based on the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS).
Round one in 50 individuals had the virus within the week ending 22 October – the best stage since 2 January, the physique reported.
That’s the similar proportion of people that have been estimated to have coronavirus on the peak of the second wave in early January.
The weekly R – or reproductive – quantity in England is estimated to have risen to between 1.1 and 1.3 – with the variety of COVID infections within the nation now at its highest stage since January.
The pandemic seems to be rising in England, because the R determine was estimated to be between 1.0 and 1.2 final week.
The R quantity signifies the typical variety of individuals every COVID-positive particular person goes on to contaminate.
Elsewhere, the ONS additionally stated this week that the share of individuals testing optimistic stays highest for these at school years 7 to 11, at 9.1%.
Hospital admissions and deaths stay effectively under ranges seen through the second wave in January, regardless of the prevalence of COVID-19 throughout the 4 nations.
Authorities information on Friday confirmed that over seven million of the UK’s most susceptible individuals had to date obtained their COVID-19 booster jab – with greater than two million being administered within the final seven days alone.
Well being Secretary Sajid Javid has urged individuals to get their booster jab because the colder climate often results in elevated transmission of viruses and shall be difficult for the NHS.
“Our life-saving booster vaccines are making certain tens of millions are protected over the winter – and it is unbelievable that greater than seven million individuals have now obtained their third jab,” he stated.