The UK has recorded 25,161 new COVID-19 instances and 37 extra coronavirus-related deaths within the newest 24-hour interval, in response to authorities information.
Because the pandemic started, a complete of 130,357 individuals have died within the UK inside 28 days of testing optimistic for coronavirus, and there have been 6,094,243 confirmed infections.
In the meantime, 22,843 individuals had their first dose of a COVID vaccine on Sunday, taking the whole to 47,059,639.
And 122,070 had their second jab, which means 39,551,538 are actually absolutely inoculated.
Final week, the federal government launched a brand new marketing campaign urging younger individuals to get their jabs or threat lacking out “on the great instances”.
And newest figures from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) counsel vaccine hesitancy among the many younger has fallen.
The ONS survey checked out attitudes in the direction of the jab between 13 June and 18 July and confirmed that hesitancy in 16-17-year-olds has decreased from 14% to 11%.
Amongst these aged 18-21, hesitancy went down to five% from 9% and there was additionally a slight drop for 22-25-year-olds from 10% to 9%.
In the meantime, Enterprise Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng advised Sky Information he would really like employees in his division to come back into the workplace “not less than” two or three days per week.
He mentioned: “I believe we should always attempt to are available in possibly 2-3 days per week not less than.
“Nevertheless it’s a gradual course of, nobody is being pressured again towards their will.
“You have to make the atmosphere very secure however I believe it’s in all probability fairly factor to spend extra time within the week at work, that is only a private view.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak final week spoke of the advantages of working in an workplace, stressing the optimistic influence it had on his early profession.
Additionally, Well being Secretary Sajid Javid has written to the Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) requesting a “fast high-level” overview of the prices of PCR assessments for travellers.
PCR assessments, which use a swab to detect the virus, sometimes price round £75 for individuals who want them to journey overseas however some have complained there’s a vital worth distinction between greater than 400 companies which provide assessments.
“The price of PCR testing can act as a barrier, particularly for households who wish to journey collectively,” Mr Javid mentioned in his letter to CMA chief govt Andrea Coscelli.
“It’s not proper if some households expertise but additional disruption unnecessarily due to practices out there for personal journey assessments.”