Live Covid updates for Leeds as three-quarters double jabbed but cases rise

Three-quarters of adults in the UK have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, officials have said.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that a total of 86,780,455 doses have been administered in the UK, including 39,688,566 people who have received both doses (75%).

It comes as the NHS in England announced that nearly 16,000 16 and 17-year-olds have already received their vaccine over the weekend.

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Last week vaccination experts advising the Government said that the offer of a jab should be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds after reviewing the latest data.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the “national achievement” of fully vaccinating 75% of all UK adults.

He said: “This is a huge national achievement, which we should all be proud of.

“It’s so important that those who haven’t been vaccinated come forward as soon as possible to book their jab – to protect themselves, protect their loved ones and allow us all to enjoy our freedoms safely.”

Meanwhile, the rate of infection is varying across Yorkshire – with some places saying an increase and some a decrease.

The rate is highest in Sheffield, where the latest data showed there is an infection rate of 474.4 cases per 100,000.

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