COVID-19: UK coronavirus cases increase by 3,542 in latest 24-hour period, with 10 more deaths | UK News

COVID-19: UK coronavirus cases increase by 3,542 in latest 24-hour period, with 10 more deaths | UK News


The number of people with coronavirus in the UK has gone up by 3,542 in the latest 24-hour period, and another 10 people have died with COVID-19, government figures show.

Yesterday, a total of 3,180 cases were reported, with another nine coronavirus-related deaths.

Today’s daily infections figure is the highest since 12 April when 3,568 cases were reported.

It comes as 236,119 people had a first dose of a COVID vaccine on Wednesday, taking the total to 38,614,683.

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And 427,458 had their second jab on Wednesday, meaning 24,043,956 people are now fully vaccinated in the UK.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has denied claims he lied about the COVID pandemic after a scathing attack by Dominic Cummings, saying “we have been straight with people”.

Mr Hancock said: “These allegations that were put yesterday… are serious allegations and I welcome the opportunity to come to the House to put formally on the record that these unsubstantiated allegations around honesty are not true.

“I’ve been straight with people in public and in private throughout.”

Michael Gove has said there was not an “ironclad” link between the 21 June date earmarked for the next stage of the road map out of lockdown and the possible introduction of COVID status certification.

The Cabinet Office minister told MPs: “People have quite rightly linked COVID status certification to stage four. There’s no absolute necessary ironclad inviolable link between the two.

“But, naturally, as we contemplate reopening at stage four, people will understandably want to know what our approach towards certification will be and how that will operate.”



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