The UK has recorded 167 more coronavirus-related deaths and 38,013 new COVID-19 infections in the latest 24-hour period, according to government data.
Since the pandemic began early last year, 133,841 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 and there have been 7,132,072 infections.
Also, 25,131 people received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine yesterday, bringing the total to 48,344,566 (88.9% of people aged 16 and over in the UK).
And 87,960 had their second jab on Wednesday, meaning 43,708,906 are now fully vaccinated (80.4%).
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