“These numbers are frightening. It is true that the number of new infections across the country may have peaked and begun to stabilize, but it is not happening very quickly and it is obvious that we must keep this under strict control, “he added. Johnson told Sky TV News.
The British government said on Wednesday afternoon that 1,820 deaths from COVID-19 had been recorded in the UK in the past 24 hours, the highest record since the start of the outbreak in the country. 38,905 new coronavirus infections were also detected.
To date, 4,609,740 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to government data. The UK expects to vaccinate 15 million high-risk people by mid-February, according to Reuters.
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