Care home COVID deaths rise for first time in four weeks
The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales rose for the first time in four weeks in the week ending 11 June.
In its latest weekly update, the ONS reported 12 COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales, up from 9 in the previous week.Read more
Over 70 Million Total Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Administered In UK
Over 70 million COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered to adults in the UK, the latest figures published today (Friday 11 June) show, as the vaccination programme continues at unprecedented pace and scale.
With 70,253,625 million doses administered in total, 41,088,485 million people across the UK have now been vaccinated with a first dose (78%), while 29,165,140 million people have had both doses (55.4%).
The government met its target of offering a vaccine to the most vulnerable by 15 April and remains on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July. NHS England has extended the offer of a vaccine to everyone aged 25 and over this week.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: Read more.
Instead of putting a 'shield around' care homes, government sent in 'people with Covid', says Cummings
Former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, has blamed Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock for the crisis that enveloped care homes during the pandemic, saying "Hancock told us that people were going to be tested before they went back to care homes, what the hell happened?"
Mr Cummings who is giving evidence to a joint session of the Commons Heath, and Science and Technology committees, has come out with a series of explosive claims about the way the government reacted during the pandemic. Read more