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Coronavirus.- The United Kingdom registers 9,800 new cases and another 215 deaths

MADRID, 21 (EUROPA PRESS)

The British health authorities have confirmed this Sunday another 9,834 COVID-19 infections, in a new decrease in cases after the 10,406 declared the day before, and a day after exceeding 120,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The United Kingdom already counts 4,115,509 people infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, while 120,580 people have died from the disease.

Regarding the hospital situation, the British health authorities have detailed that 1,492 more people have required a hospital admission in the last 24 hours. So far, 18,462 people remain hospitalized in the UK with the disease, 2,469 with mechanical respiration.

Meanwhile, more than 17.5 million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom, while about 615,148 have also been inoculated with the second.

British Health Minister Matt Hancock has advanced this weekend that groups of British people who have not seen their relatives in nursing homes for months will finally be able to see each other inside the facilities and even touch each other.

Hancock has explained that the relaxation of strict measures in nursing homes is the “first step to get back to where we want to be.” Hancock’s statement comes before Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils his “road map” on Monday to remove the nation from the current quarantine state.