Covid-19: Highest daily cases since February and ‘Glastonbury style’ rush for jabs
- Under-30s ‘Glastonbury style’ rush for Covid jabs
More than a million coronavirus vaccine bookings were made on the NHS website yesterday for the first time – on the day all 25 to 29-year-olds were eligible to access it. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens labelled it a “Glastonbury style” rush – a reference to the traditional race to book tickets for the music festival. Meanwhile, another 7,540 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday – the highest daily number of cases since the end of February.
- More than 1,000 people in hospital with Covid.
the risks of a third wave, as cases of the Delta variant (first identified in India) rise. Prof Neil Ferguson, whose modelling was key to the first lockdown in March last year, told a media briefing that delaying the planned lifting of the last remaining restrictions on 21 June would allow more people to be vaccinated. He added that it was not clear how cases will translate into hospitalisations and it would take a few more weeks to find out.