Over 90 million Covid jabs given in the UK, 48 million were first doses

A phial of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
A phial of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Some 42,908,022 were second doses, an increase of 117,437

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Government data up to August 31 shows that of the 90,994,627 Covid jabs given in the UK, 48,086,605 were first doses, a rise of 38,596 on the previous day.

Some 42,908,022 were second doses, an increase of 117,437.

The Government said a further 207 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 132,742.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 157,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 35,693 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said.

The figures come following a bank holiday weekend when there is usually a lag in reporting deaths and cases.