UK records ONE Covid death for the first time since last summer as another 1,649 people test positive

THE UK has recorded one new death today – for the first time since last summer.

It appears to show the vaccine programme is working, with less serious illnesses resulting in deaths.

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The last time there was a daily deaths figure as low as this was in August last year.

The UK has recorded 1,649 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, with infections remaining steady.

It comes weeks before the next stage in the roadmap out of lockdown – when people in England will be able to mix indoors as a group of six.

It comes as the UK has dished out 50million Covid jabs in the record-breaking rollout, Boris Johnson confirmed this afternoon.

Today the country tipped over the impressive number, with one in four Brits now fully protected with two doses.

The Prime Minister confirmed the staggering achievement in the fight against Covid today.

He told reporters on a visit to Hartlepool: "As things stand, and the way things are going, with the vaccine rollout going the way that it is – we have done 50 million jabs as I speak to you today, quarter of the adult population, one in four have had two jabs.

"You are seeing the results of that really starting to show up in the epidemiology."

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We’ve just delivered the 50 millionth jab across the UK! Massive achievement from the team.

"These jabs are saving lives and helping us get back to normal. Thank you to everyone who has played their part in our national effort.

"When you get the call, get the jab."

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