NEWS
02/02/2021 16:45 GMT | Updated 03/02/2021 09:12 GMT

UK Records 1,449 More Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours

The death toll has risen to 108,013.

The UK has recorded 1,449 more Covid-related deaths since Monday.

Tuesday’s figure brings the total number of fatalities to 108,013 since the pandemic began. That refers to people who have died within 28 days of first testing positive for coronavirus.

The latest government figures also reveal that 16,840 more people have now tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours. That’s the lowest daily tally since December 9.

Government data up to February 1 shows of the 10,143,511 jabs given in the UK so far, 9,646,715 were first doses – a rise of 350,348 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 496,796 were second doses, an increase of 2,587 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 399,055.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 411,791 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

The total number of deaths passed 100,000 last week, leading prime minister Boris Johnson to say he was “deeply sorry” for every life lost and that the government “truly did everything we could”.

The highest number of deaths recorded on a single day was 1,820 on January 20.