COVID-19: United Kingdom reports highest increase in coronavirus deaths with 1564

Grant Boone
January 14, 2021

It means there have been 84,767 deaths by that measure.

During April there were 23 consecutive days each with more than 1,000 deaths, including 1,456 on April 8 - the "deadliest day" of the pandemic so far.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel told a virtual coronavirus briefing at Downing Street on Tuesday that 35,075 people were now in hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 22 percent when compared with a week ago.

"There have now been more deaths in the second wave than the first".

Wales has reported another 66 deaths, and Northern Ireland another 19.

Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the pandemic worldwide, reports the United Kingdom has more COVID deaths than any other country in Europe.

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The US drug giant had been expected to have 12m doses ready by the end of February, 60m doses by April and 100m by June. The province says it administered 7,855 doses of the vaccine yesterday, for a total of 107,365.

It comes after Scotland announced a toughening of measures in the country with new rules set to come into force to help tackle the spread of the virus from Saturday.

"Organizing parties or other large gatherings is unsafe, selfish and totally irresponsible in light of the current threat we face", he said. While Boris Johnson admitted ICU capacity could be exceeded.

He said that the process of protecting people from coronavirus is already going "exceptionally fast" - but "at the moment the limit is on supply" of the vaccine.

If another 55 to 60% of the population can be vaccinated - something which Offit said can be done at a million to a million and a half doses a day - "then I really do think that by June we can stop the spread of this virus". Thus far in this second wave, the peak for deaths is 847 on 7 January.

But this number, along with data for more recent days, is likely to be revised upwards once more deaths have been registered.

Should that continue it will not prevent a tough couple of weeks, with more deaths and more pressure in hospitals.

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