Covid: UK reports record 183,037 new cases

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Carl Bennett

By Carl Bennett

Published: 29/12/2021

- 18:16

Updated: 29/12/2021

- 18:24

There were also 57 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test

The United Kingdom has reported 183,037 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, a new record and over 50,000 more than the previous highest figure, government statistics showed.

The total includes reported figures for Northern Ireland covering a five-day period.

There were also 57 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test, up from 18 on Tuesday.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 173,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

There were 1,751 Covid-19 hospital admissions in England on December 27, NHS England said.

This is up 65% week-on-week and is the highest number since February 5.

During the second wave of coronavirus, admissions peaked at 4,134 on January 12.

A total of 51,705,406 first doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been delivered in the UK by December 28, Government figures show. This is a rise of 23,859 on the previous day.

Some 47,324,308 second doses have been delivered, an increase of 29,534.

A combined total of 33,091,891 booster and third doses have also been given, a day-on-day rise of 325,087.

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