COVID-19: UK records another 155 daily deaths and 30,693 infections

The UK has reported another 155 daily COVID deaths and a further 30,693 infections in the latest 24-hour period, according to government figures.

The number of deaths is down on the 193 reported yesterday, and the number of cases is also lower than the 34,029 that were confirmed.

There were 166 deaths and 41,278 cases confirmed on this day last week.

Another 42,715 first doses have been administered, bringing the total to 50,199,371, while a further 21,905 second jabs – meaning the number of people in the UK to have had two doses now sits at 45,812,839.

A further 305,967 booster jabs have been administered, according to the latest government figures, bringing the total number of people to have had three doses to 9,653,041.

It comes as people will be able to book booster jabs a month earlier under a change that comes into effect on Monday 8 November.

Currently, people in England have to wait until six months after their second dose before they are eligible to book their booster jab.

But the change will mean that they can make their appointment after five months, although they will still only be able to actually receive the booster after six months.

The boosters are currently available to those aged over 50 and those deemed most at risk from COVID-19.

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