The United Kingdom has surpassed this Friday the barrier of four million people infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, a figure it has reached after adding 15,144 new positives in the last 24 hours.
Specifically, the United Kingdom now has 4,013,799 infections and 116,287 deaths due to the disease, 758 of which have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, compared to 670 on Thursday.
However, the number of COVID-19 replicates in the UK has fallen below 1 for the first time since July. The index, which measures how many infections an infected person can cause, is now between 0.7 and 0.9, according to the British press.
On the other hand, 1,908 people have required hospital admission because of the disease during the day, according to data provided by the British Ministry of Health. So far, 24,352 people remain hospitalized in the European country with the disease, 3,036 on mechanical ventilation.
In addition, the number of people who have already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has already exceeded 14 million. Meanwhile, 530,094 have also been inoculated with the second dose.