February 1 According to the data released by the British government on February 1, as of January 31, 9,29667 people in the country had been vaccinated with the first dose of coronavirus vaccine, of which 494,209 had received the second dose of vaccine.
Matthew Hancock, the British Secretary of Health, said at the epidemic conference on the same day that almost 9 out of 10 people aged 80 and above in the UK have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus; more than half of the people aged 70 and above have been vaccinated.
The UK has ordered more than 400 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine and the current vaccination situation is gratifying, Hancock said, but vaccination is “something that needs global cooperation to promote”.
The British Ministry of Health announced on the same day that in order to strengthen the prevention and control of the mutant novel coronavirus found in South Africa, the British government will carry out more targeted virus testing and sampling analysis in many regions.
Hancock said there is no evidence that the mutant novel coronavirus can cause more serious symptoms, but its spread needs to be stopped as soon as possible.
According to the epidemic data released by the British government on February 1, 18,607 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country on that day, with a total of 3835,783 confirmed cases; 406 new deaths, with a total of 106,564 deaths.