The British health authorities announced yesterday Sunday that in the previous 24 hours 39.962 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed and 72 patients with COVID-19 died.
This is the heaviest daily pandemic report for any Sunday since the beginning of March.
Officially, the new coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom has claimed the lives of 139.533 people out of a total of 8.773.674 reported infections. The death toll includes only patients who died 28 days after being diagnosed with the virus.
8.238 patients with COVID-19 were treated in British hospitals yesterday.
More than 86% of Britons over the age of 12 have received the first dose of the vaccine, while more than 79% have received the second dose, according to the latest data on the immunization campaign. In the previous 72 hours, a "record" was set for the administration of third doses: 800.000 injections were given, of which 325.000+ on Saturday, according to the figures of the National Health Service (NHS).