(LONDON) #Coronavirus Report: As over 400 MPs voted in Parliament on Thursday to renew and enhance #COVID19 restrictions with only 76-against today Friday UK has recorded another 70 coronavirus deaths, bringing the overall tally since the beginning of the pandemic to 126,515 #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Mar.26: In total, more than 29 million people have now had their first dose of one of the available vaccines, while the number having gone on to receive their second has now passed three million:

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – Another 70 people die as 6,187 test positive for #Covid19 over the last 24 hours, the latest figures from the Department of Health show. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 4,325,315 with over half U.K. population now had there first jab according to the MetroUK today’

Friday: 26 Mar 2021 4:30 pm

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The UK recorded another 70 deaths and 6,187 cases in the last 24 hours (Picture: Getty/PA)

The update comes after the Government insisted it has absolute confidence in UK vaccine supplies, with all adults still on track to receive a first dose by the end of July.

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The overall death toll now stands at 126,515 (Picture: Getty)

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the UK’s vaccine programme will continue to be ‘world-leading’, despite a row with Europe over vaccine exports.

He told Good Morning Britain on Friday: ‘We are confident we have got the supplies that we need both to meet our mid-April target of vaccinating all the over-50s and those people with clinical vulnerabilities, and the bigger target, which is that every adult at least has had their first jab by the end of July.

‘Of course, anyone who has an appointment for a jab, either their first one or second one, there is no need to worry – those appointments will be honoured.’

LICHFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Members of the public receive their Covid-19 vaccinations at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire on February 26, 2021 in Lichfield, England. Lichfield Cathedral is one of many unusual venues that have been adapted for administering vaccines during the Covid-19, coronavirus pandemic. Over 19 million people in the United Kingdom have had their first Covid-19 vaccination, including 90 percent of over-70s. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Members of the public receive their Covid-19 vaccinations at Lichfield Cathedral (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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More than 6,000 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours (Picture: Getty)

Meanwhile, the Government has denied reports from France that the UK could struggle to secure second doses due to the row in the EU.

A spokesman said: ‘We’re on track to meet our vaccination targets and everyone will get their second dose within 12 weeks of their first.’

It comes as new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimate around one in 340 people in private households in England had Covid-19 in the week to March 20 – unchanged on the previous week, suggesting a levelling off.

The picture remains broadly similar in Wales and Northern Ireland, with a slight rise in infections in Scotland.

According to the latest Government figures, the reproduction number – the R value – across the UK is between 0.7 and 0.9. This is compared to 0.6 to 0.9 last week.

#AceHealthDesk report ……….Published: Mar.26: 2021:

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