UK daily Covid deaths drop to lowest figure in 2 WEEKS but cases rise as Boris Johnson pleads with Brits to get boostersNovember 15, 2021
CORONAVIRUS deaths dropped to their lowest figure in two weeks today – after 47 more people died.
Meanwhile, cases have jumped by 39, 705, which is an increase of 12 per cent on last week.
The current case total stands at 9,600,369 while deaths are at 142,945.
The dramatic drop in deaths alongside the spike in cases comes as Boris Johnson has pleaded with Brits to get their booster jabs ahead of a predicted tough winter.
Third does of the Covid vaccine will also be dished out to over 40s in a bid to beat a winter wave of the bug, it was announced today.
Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 will now also be able to come forward for their second coronavirus vaccine.
Addressing the nation this afternoon, Mr Johnson said: "If we want to control the epidemic in the UK then we must all get vaccinated as soon as we are eligible.
"We are making second jabs available for 16-17 year-olds and boosters available to all those 40-49, six months after their first dose.
“Over time, the protection from two jabs starts to wane, but the third jab boosts protection up to 90 per cent.
"Many more people who are eligible have not yet come forward, if you are one of those people please go and get that third jab.
“It would be a tragedy if people who have done the right thing and got double vaccinated got seriously ill or lost their lives by not getting their booster."
Brits will become eligible for a booster six months after their second dose.
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