The UK recorded 201 deaths and 30,597 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

The UK recorded 201 deaths and 30,597 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to updated official data.

As of Tuesday, the UK had registered 185 deaths and 26,628 new cases.

In the last seven days, between September 9th and 15th, the daily average was 139 deaths and 31,772 cases, which corresponds to a 4.4% increase in the number of deaths and an 18.4% decrease in the number of infections for the previous seven days.

Since the start of the pandemic, 134,647 deaths from Covid-19 have been reported.

The daily average of hospitalizations was 990 between September 5th and 11th, an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous seven days.

On Tuesday, 8,340 patients were admitted, the highest number since March, of which 1,060 were in bed with a ventilator.

In the past 24 hours, 83,105 vaccines were administered in the country.

Currently, 89.2% of the population over 16 years of age has been immunized with a first dose and 81.3% has completed vaccination.

Today, the government announced that next week it will start administering a third booster dose to people over 50, one day after revealing that it would soon extend vaccination to adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age.

Covid-19 has caused at least 4,646,416 deaths worldwide, among more than 225.72 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 17,882 people have died and 1,058,347 confirmed cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.

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