Coronavirus UK news – Three-quarters of adults receive first jab as UK records ZERO Covid deaths

THE UK is on the brink of reaching the milestone of three-quarters of adults receiving their first Covid-19 vaccine, amid debate over ending restrictions.

Latest Government data suggests that so far, more than 39.4million people had received their first dose – equating to 74.9 per cent of adults.

The UK has not reported any deaths linked to Covid-19 for the first day since summer last year.

No coronavirus deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid were reported on Tuesday, according to the Government.

It is the first time this has happened since July 30, 2020.

However, the UK will be forced into yet more lockdowns unless we increase the speed of people getting their second vaccination, experts have warned.

It is thought the majority of new cases come from the terrifying Indian variant which is continuing to pick up pace as it spreads across the country and has becone the dominant strain.

Professor Ravi Gupta, a member (Nervtag), said the UK is already in the grip of an “early” third wave of Covid-19 infections and and we should now push back plans to scrap all Covid measures on June 21 “by a few weeks”.

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