Reports say that more than half a million people in England received a coronavirus vaccine
Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 1st February 2021
More than half a million people in England received a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, new figures show. Britain recorded 587 deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday, down from 1,200 a day earlier, and a further 21,088 cases of the disease, also a decrease from a day earlier.
These numbers comprise five in six people aged 80-years-old and above and three in five of 75-79-year olds.
Britain could share coronavirus jabs with neighbors and developing countries if diverting doses does not interrupt the Government’s domestic vaccine rollout, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has suggested.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock shared a recorded video message on his Twitter feed in which he thanked everyone who has volunteered to help roll out the vaccine for their “crucial role”, adding that he was “incredibly grateful”.