COVID News Latest: Boris Johnson Tells Downing Street News Conference Plan B Restrictions Will Continue For Longer

The UK has reported 74,799 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hours, new government figures show.

While the figure is based on positive lab-confirmed PCR tests, it also includes most positive lateral flow tests reported in England and all lateral flow tests reported in Northern Ireland.

A further 75 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus - bringing the total to 153,862.

However, separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 177,000 deaths registered in the UK where COVID was mentioned on the death certificate.

You can read more about the different ways of recording COVID deaths, from economics & data editor Ed Conway, here:

Meanwhile, 52,223,105 first doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been delivered in the UK - a rise of 19,430 on the previous day.

Some 48,158,421 second doses have been delivered, an increase of 42,473.

And a combined total of 36,890,079 booster and third doses have been given, a day-on-day rise of 68,795.

Source : https://news.sky.com/story/covid-news-latest-live-updates-downing-street-news-conference-at-5pm-after-boris-johnson-announcement-on-plan-b-restrictions-12507015

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