The British Ministry of Health said that 478,248 people had been vaccinated on Saturday and 491,970 people by Sunday night, which means that 970,218 vaccines were given across the country within two days.
The number of vaccinations set a record for both days.
The ministry also said that since the start of the vaccination campaign in the UK on December 8, 6,353,321 have received the first dose of the vaccine, with 469,660 receiving the second dose.
Thus, the number of vaccines administered so far, including the first and second doses, exceeds 6.8 million.
According to the ministry’s report Sunday night, 3,004 new cases of coronavirus were identified through the testing countries in the past 24 hours.
In the previous weeks, more than 60,000 new infections, sometimes nearly 70,000 a day, were tested in the UK almost every day.
Sunday is the seventh day in a row that fewer than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus were detected by testing.
According to the ministry’s data set, 25,1504 cases of coronavirus were tested in the week ending Sunday. This is 72,110, 22.3 percent less than the number of new infections discovered in the same period a week ago.
A significant slowdown in the spread of the British coronavirus epidemic is also indicated by the Reproducibility Index R, which measures the dynamics of new infections.
Based on the UK government’s Standards Scientific Advisory Board (SAGE) calculations, the estimated range for the R is currently between 0.8 and 1 on the national average.
This means that ten infected people transmit the coronavirus infection to an average of 8 to 10 other people.
According to the SAGE calculation methodology, from an R of 0.8 to 1, it can be concluded that the number of new coronavirus infections is decreasing at a rate of 1 to 4 percent per day in the UK.
Nationwide, for the first time since early December, the low value of the reproductive estimate range has fallen below Critical Level 1.
At the start of the month, SAGE was still showing an R of 1.2-1.3 on the national average. This means that the number of new infections in the UK has increased another 2-5 per cent per day in that time.
According to the British government’s calculation methodology, which takes into account deaths that occurred within 28 days of being diagnosed with coronavirus, 610 patients died on Sunday.
That’s half of the daily deaths in recent weeks, with more than 1,200 deaths reported by UK health authorities every day in recent weeks.
Including a data set on Sunday, 97,939 people in the UK have died so far from the COVID-19 disease caused by a new type of coronavirus.