The UK Ministry of Health confirmed 4,040 new infections with COVID-19 and 56 deaths from the disease this Tuesday, compared with 4,650 and 23 the previous day, respectively.
With these numbers, the global number of the European country has risen to 4,341,736 people, while a total of 126,670 have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Regarding the hospital situation, the UK health authorities have detailed that 289 more people will need hospitalization during the day. So far, 4,153 people with the disease are in hospital in this European country, 583 of them with mechanical ventilation.
Regarding the advancement of the UK vaccination plan, the Department of Health has reported that more than 30.6 million people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3.8 million were also vaccinated with the second.
For her part, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed during the day that the stay-at-home order for the entire area will be lifted on Friday. Instead, citizens are asked to stay within the country where they live, limits set by local authorities for the next three weeks.
In addition, hairdressers, hairdressing shops and gardens, among other things, can be reopened from next Monday. The next step, according to Sturgeon, will be the reopening of shops, gyms and other indoor facilities, which will be operational again on April 26th if the current travel restriction for Scotland is also lifted, as reported by the BBC. .
In this context, Sturgeon has highlighted the role of vaccination in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that it was “better” than the authorities “dared hope at the beginning of the year”. He has also warned that despite the ongoing reopening, there is no room for “complacency” and urged citizens to remain “super vigilant” in their daily lives.