UK records two Covid deaths as one third of Brits get second vaccine dose

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<p>A volunteer adds hearts to the Covid Memorial Wall in central London</p> (PA)

A volunteer adds hearts to the Covid Memorial Wall in central London

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The Government said a further two people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,605.

Figures recorded on the PHE website say that both tragic deaths occurred in London.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 1,770 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,434,860.

Last Sunday 14 deaths were reported in the UK.

A third of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, latest figures have shown.

A total of 17,669,379 people have received both jabs – the equivalent of 33.5 per cent of all people aged 18 and over.

England and Northern Ireland are both estimated to have given two doses to 33.6 per cent of their adult population, slightly ahead of Wales (33.4 per cent) and Scotland (33.1 per cent).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “One third of adults in the UK have now had their second dose of the Covid vaccine, a testament to the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff and volunteers.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this happen.

“Get your jab when called.”

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