The UK health authorities this Thursday confirmed 2,445 new infections with COVID-19, a number in line with those recorded in recent days and with a remarkable improvement in the epidemiological situation in the European country, it continues to show around 2,000 cases per day.
So far, 4,414,242 people in the UK have been infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 127,502 dead, 22 more than on Wednesday.
Regarding the vaccination schedule, the UK Ministry of Health has detailed that more than 34 million people received the first dose of the vaccine against the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than 14 million were also vaccinated with the second.
Among the people vaccinated on Thursday, the British Minister of Health Matt Hancock stands out, who has been vaccinated with the first dose since England opened vaccination for 42-year-olds on Tuesday.
Hancock received the injection from Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s assistant medical director, at the Kensington Museum of Science, the BBC reports. On Tuesday, the minister was “very excited” for a vaccination and urged citizens to do the same.