The total number of cases reached 4,446,824 with 2,193 cases detected in the last 24 hours.
Daily cases and casualties due to Covid-19 continue to decline in the UK. The UK Department of Health said 2,193 cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,446,824.
Seventeen people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 127,668. A total of 36,115,955 people were vaccinated against Covid-19, and 19,319,10 people received both doses of the vaccine, according to vaccine data released by the Ministry of Health.
The first casualties due to the Indian mutation of Covid-19 were recorded in the UK. Data released by the UK government said four people died in the UK between May 5 and 12 due to the Indian mutation.
The emergence of the new mutation is alarming, government officials said, announcing that the mutation had been detected in more than 1,300 cases as of May 12. Authorities also believe the mutation is spreading mainly in northern parts of England, particularly in Bolton and Blackburn.
CORONA VACCINES SAVED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 11 THOUSAND PEOPLE
Vaccines administered as part of vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 in the UK have saved 11,700 lives and prevented 33,000 people from getting seriously ill due to Covid-19, according to a UK study.
Public Health England said deaths and hospitalizations in people in their 70s and 80s had fallen dramatically.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said in a statement that the recorded figures were “remarkable,” adding: “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you need to do.”