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Coronavirus

UK delivers more than 600,000 vaccines in 24 hours

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More than 600,000 first and second doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered in Britain in the space of 24 hours, according to data released on Saturday.

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Official figures showed that 119,306 first doses were given on Friday, and 485,421 second doses. The data also showed a further 35 people had died from the virus within28 days of a positive test, and 2,206 people had tested positive.

In the last seven days, daily deaths were down 29 percent from the previous week, while cases were down 6.5 percent.

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