It comes after it was confirmed yesterday that another 64 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, while a further 5,089 new cases have also been confirmed.
Monday’s relatively low figures – often due to a lag in reporting over the weekend – mean that the country has now reported a total of 125,580 deaths and 4,263,527 infections.
The rapid rollout of the coronavirus vaccination programme also continues across the country.
Nearly 24.5 million people have now had a first jab in Britain while more than 1.6 million have also had a second dose.
This is despite fears of serious side effects from the Oxford vaccine across Europe, as several countries have temporarily paused its use while investigating reports of blood clots after receiving the jab.
Portugal, Spain, France and Italy said yesterday the Covid-19 jab will be suspended as a ‘precaution’ despite manufacturer AstraZeneca defending it as safe to use alongside medicines regulators both in the UK and EU.
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