In the UK, more than 25 million people are now vaccinated against the corona virus. This is almost half of adults, the health ministry said Wednesday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that “the latest milestone is an incredible achievement.” Meanwhile, a further 413 deaths and about 23,000 new infections have been reported from Italy.
The number of patients treated in Italian hospitals has recently risen from 26,098 to 26,517. 3,317 people were treated in the intensive care units, 61 more than the previous day. Health officials say 7.1 million Italians have been vaccinated with at least one dose since the vaccination campaign began on December 27.
The English are even more so in terms of vaccine protection. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, “This is a national mission, one of the largest logistics missions since World War II. Thank you to everyone involved.” People over the age of 50 are now being called in to be vaccinated. This means the government is ahead of its own schedule of giving the first dose to this age group in mid-April. All adults should have the opportunity until the end of July.
In total, a good 25.3 million people received the first dose, of which 1.76 million received the second vaccine, which is essential for full protection. “It was an exceptional achievement 100 days after Margaret Keenan received her first injection,” Hancock said. Keenan, now 91, was officially vaccinated on December 8, 2020 by Biotech and Pfizer.
Great Britain is one of the most affected countries in Europe by the corona epidemic, with more than 125,000 people dying with Govt-19. The government reported 5,758 new infections and 141 deaths in 24 hours on Wednesday, slightly higher than the previous day.
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