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UK death toll rises by 1,052 with 12,000 new cases across country



The Government said a further 1,052 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 113,850.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 132,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 12,364 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the UK to 3,972,148.

Government data up to February 8 shows that of the 13,162,878 jabs given in the UK so far, 12,646,486 were first doses – a rise of 352,480 on the previous day.

Some 516,392 were second doses, an increase of 3,811 on figures released the previous day.

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.

Arriving travellers put in quarantine hotels in England will be charged £1,750 for their stay, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

Conservative MPs have called on the Government to outline plans for when tough Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted.

Ministers are continuing talks with the Treasury over extending financial support to Covid-hit businesses, amid Labour warnings of a £50 billion “bombshell” emerging if no action is taken.

Covid-19 must be classed as a “serious” risk in the workplace in an effort to improve safety, Labour has urged.





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