Coronavirus: Variant concern as vaccine continues to be rolled out

As fears grow over new COVID variants coming to the UK, it’s hoped the government’s vaccine programme can keep ahead of the virus.

More than 3.5 million people in the UK have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK so far – more than the number of people who have tested positive for the virus, latest government figures show.

A total of 3,559,179 people received their first dose as of Friday, with 447,261 people having also received their second dose.

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