Covid: Second vaccine jabs for vulnerable so important, Hancock @BBC News live 🔴 BBC

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has taken to the lectern at the Downing Street briefing to update the UK on the latest coronavirus news. He was joined by deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam and the UK Health Security Agency’s Dr Jenny Harries.

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Here’s what we learnt:

Hospital admissions and deaths are “very low” but the Indian variant could knock the UK off track

There are now 2,967 cases of the Indian variant in the UK – up from about 2,300 on Monday

The government is using an “advance surveillance system” to pick up coronavirus and its variants through monitoring waste water and travel patterns in different areas

Surge testing and vaccinations will now be introduced in Bedford, Burnley, Hounslow, Kirklees, Leicester and North Tyneside

The weekly case data in Bolton is now 283 per 100,00 and it doubled in the past week

There are now 25 people in Bolton Hospital with Covid – the majority are unvaccinated

Seven out of 10 adults in the UK have had their first dose and almost four in 10 have had two doses

The UK will launch the world’s first clinical trial into coronavirus booster jabs

Thousands of volunteers are being asked to sign up for a third jab to help the study

Covid-19 update UK today, Matt Hancock. With BSL signing.

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