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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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