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United Kingdom under-30s invited to book Covid jab appointments from this week

A Romanian teenager Cezara Marina receives her first vaccine dose after the country launched a campaign to vaccinate its children Delta variant '40% more transmissible': UK health minister
Hannah Rogers | 08 June, 2021, 07:38

So far hospitalisations are "broadly flat", with very few people hospitalised after receiving both vaccine doses, he added.

However, he pointed out that a majority of those in hospital as a result of the Delta variant had not had a vaccine at all and only a "small minority" had had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, which the minister said reflects the scientific advice that one vaccine is not quite as effective against the Delta VOC as against the Alpha variant but both doses are just as effective.

Almost three-quarters of local areas of the United Kingdom (283 out of 380) recorded a week-on-week rise in Covid-19 case rates for the seven days to June 2, the highest proportion since January 6.

The so-called Delta variant, which appears to spread more rapidly than previous United Kingdom variants, is now the dominant COVID strain in Britain, fueling a surge in cases.

"Everybody must go and get their second jab though because the first isn't as effective on its own".

But he said the vaccine was breaking the previously "rock solid" link between infections and hospital admissions.

This is the highest proportion since January 6.

For the past six weeks the rate in the county has been at around eight cases per 100 thousand population.

The UK has recorded nearly 128,000 coronavirus deaths, the highest toll in Europe.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

"Yes, I wouldn't rule that out", Mr Hancock told the BBC.

"I know the impact that these restrictions have on the things we love, on our businesses, on our mental health".

"The roadmap has always been guided by the data and as before, we need four weeks between steps to see the latest data and a further week to give notice of our decision", he said.

Over-25s in England are to be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine six months after the first jab was administered in the United Kingdom - as ministers continue to weigh up whether remaining lockdown restrictions will be lifted on June 21.

- Surge testing was deployed in parts of Calderdale in response to cases of the Delta variant.

- All adults in Wales will be offered a coronavirus vaccine by next Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said.

Government data up to June 4th shows that of the 67,284,864 jabs given in the United Kingdom so far, 40,124,229 were first doses while 27,160,635 were second doses.

The UK has reported another 5,341 coronvirus cases, down on yesterday - but significantly up on the same day last week.

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