October 27, 2021, 17:56

    Coronavirus daily cases at highest for 12 weeks as 42,776 more infections recorded

    Coronavirus daily cases at highest for 12 weeks as 42,776 more infections recorded

    Coronavirus daily cases are at their highest level since July as 42,776 more infections were recorded in the past 24 hours.

    According to the latest figures, 136 more people have died within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the UK total death toll to 138,080.

    Today's figures compare to 38,520 cases and 181 deaths reported yesterday.

    Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 163,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

    Official data released a week ago showed the UK recorded 39,851 new Covid cases and 143 new deaths.

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    Government data shows 94,492,698 Covid jabs have been given in the UK so far
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    Government data up to October 12 shows that of the 94,492,698 Covid jabs given in the UK, 49,252,939 were first doses, a rise of 36,847 on the previous day.

    Some 45,239,759 were second doses, an increase of 26,946.

    Coronavirus cases are at their highest level since July
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    Today, an issue with the NHS App and website meant people were unable to access their Covid Pass, leaving some unable to confirm they are vaccinated and safe to travel.

    NHS Digital confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the Covid Pass section of its official app and website has been hit by a problem, but did not confirm what caused the issue.

    Staff at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge care for a Covid patient
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    It said on Twitter: "There are currently issues with accessing the Covid Pass on the NHS App and website.

    "We are investigating the issue and will update as soon as we can."

    Chuck Adolphy said it was a "shambles" as he tried to fly on a "dream holiday" with his girlfriend this morning, from Gatwick to Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, before being turned away.

    He said: "Went to go on the app and my Covid Pass wasn't appearing. Didn't even realise at the time there was an outage was just turned away and told they couldn't do anything about it.

    "Rang the number and they said the app and site are down and there is nothing they can do. EasyJet said nothing either. Showed them my vaccine card and nothing."

    It comes as a report released in Australia on Monday warned of the risks posed by Covid-19 in the long term if authorities around the world do not take action to help countries that do not have access to vaccinations.

    The document said the pandemic "will not end for anyone until it ends for everyone".

    Reverend Tim Costello, a spokesman for the campaign group End Covid For All, said there is a risk of more variants emerging due to a large gap in vaccination rates around the world.

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