UK data one other 26,476 coronavirus instances

Xinhua

12:04 AM | August 31, 2021

One other 26,476 folks in Britain have examined optimistic for COVID-19, bringing the full variety of coronavirus instances within the nation to six,757,650, in keeping with official figures launched Monday.

The nation additionally reported one other 48 coronavirus-related deaths. The full variety of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 132,485. These figures solely embody the deaths of people that died inside 28 days of their first optimistic check.

The most recent knowledge got here because the British authorities has been making ready for a booster program anticipated from subsequent month, whereas the World Well being Organisation (WHO) stated such photographs needs to be delayed to boost vaccination charges globally.

Earlier this month, the WHO known as for a moratorium on COVID vaccine booster photographs to assist ease the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor international locations.

Nevertheless, throughout a information briefing on Monday, Hans Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, stated a booster shot is a solution to preserve essentially the most weak secure.

“A 3rd dose of vaccine just isn’t a luxurious booster (that’s) taken away from somebody who remains to be ready for a primary jab. It is mainly a solution to preserve essentially the most weak secure,” Kluge stated.

Greater than 88 p.c of individuals aged 16 and over in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and greater than 78 p.c have acquired each doses, the newest figures confirmed.

To convey life again to regular, international locations equivalent to Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the USA have been racing in opposition to time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.

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