According to government statistics, the UK has witnessed 398 more coronavirus-related deaths on the second day in a row, continuing a trend that began 11 months ago.
The figure for today is the greatest since February 24, 2021, when 442 deaths were reported within 28 days of a positive test.
The number of deaths in the United Kingdom is at least 151,007, according to the Department for Transport. However, separate statistics released by the Office for National Statistics show that COVID-19 was mentioned on a death certificate and there have been 176,000 fatalities registered in the United Kingdom since its inception.
Last week, there were 334 fatalities and 194,747 infections.
With COVID-19, approximately 19,735 individuals are in hospitals, with 793 of them on ventilators.
The most recent statistics, for Saturday, revealed that 2,049 people were admitted to hospitals with COVID-19.
The Department of Health’s dashboard also reveals that a further 139,584 booster or third vaccines have been given in the United Kingdom, bringing the grand total to 35,953,243.
The total number of first doses given thus far is 52,011,835.
Another 28,790 seconds doses have been given – that’s a total of 47,774,248 people who have been double jabbed.
Meanwhile, the latest COVID infection survey from the Office for National Statistics shows that 4.3 million people were hit by the virus in the week ending 6 January.
That’s 561,100 more than the previous week – a jump of 15 percent.