During the last 24 hours, 14,104 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus were diagnosed, also the lowest number in two months, although the values ??for the weekend are always lower due to the delay in administrative data processing.

Still, today's data confirms the trend of the past few weeks.

Between February 2nd and 8th, 2021, there was a 22.4% reduction in deaths due to covid-19 and a 25.4% reduction in the number of people with a confirmed positive test result, compared to the previous seven days.

However, to date 12,294,006 people in the UK have received the first dose of a vaccine against the new coronavirus and 512,581 people have received a second dose.

The British Government continues to move forward rapidly with the vaccination plan, although studies in South Africa indicate that the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective in preventing milder symptoms of the B1351 variant, identified in that country.

“We think that both vaccines that we are using today are effective in preventing serious illness and death. We also think, particularly in the case of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, that there are good signs that it is also interrupting transmission, with a 67% reduction, ”said the British authorities.

The other vaccine currently being administered in the Undo Kingdom is Pfizer / BioNTech, but in less quantity due to the lack of available doses.