The UK has recorded over 150,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the span of a month, the highest figure since the pandemic began in March 2020, APA reports quoting Reuter.
On Saturday alone, 313 more people died, bringing the death toll to 150,057. This figure represents a 38.3% increase compared to a week earlier.
Official data showed 146,390 more people testing positive for the virus on Friday, while 1.2 million people had a confirmed positive test result in the week beginning on Jan. 2, representing a 10.6% weekly rise.
As of Wednesday, 51.9 million people were administered their first dose of a vaccine, with 47.6 million people receiving their second and 35.2 million a booster or third dose.