Digital Desk, London. There have been 34,460 new cases of coronavirus in the UK, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 7,530,103. Xinhua news agency reported that 166 people have died due to the epidemic in the country in the last 24 hours.

The total number of deaths due to coronavirus in the UK now stands at 135,621. These figures only include deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

The latest data comes as British Transport Minister Grant Shapps told lawmakers that the government is working to phase out PCR tests for fully vaccinated international travelers upon arrival in the country. Meanwhile, in the UK more than 89 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received their first dose of vaccine and more than 82 per cent have received both doses.

(IANS)

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