'Lockdown may be needed' if NHS swamped by Covid cases as UK enters 'third wave'
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‘Lockdown may be needed’ if NHS swamped by Covid cases as UK enters ‘third wave’

FURTHER 9,284 CORONAVIRUS CASES AND SIX DEATHS REPORTED AS DELTA VARIANT SWEEPS NATION

Football stadiums around London have turned into jab hubs as the NHS braces itself for a large uptake from 18 to 25-year-olds.

Another 9,284 coronavirus cases and six more deaths have been reported in the UK, according to official daily figures.

It compares with 10,321 cases and 14 deaths yesterday, and 7,490 cases and eight deaths this time last week.

Figures show 280,241 people have also had a first dose of the Covid vaccine, whilst 236,363 have returned for a second dose.

Total UK deaths within 28 days of a positive test stand at 127,976, since the start of the pandemic.

The figures come at the end of a week where all over 18s can now book a coronavirus vaccine.

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