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πŸ”˜ Follow BBC News live updates here πŸ‘‰ bbc.in/2JmUswL Health Secretary Matt Hancock has taken to the lectern at the Downing Street briefing to update the UK on the latest coronavirus news. He was joined by deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam and the UK Health Security Agency's Dr Jenny Harries. Watch the next briefing live on iPlayer πŸ‘‰ bbc.in/39U7Kxv Follow the story πŸ‘‰ bbc.in/3bF2vUa Here's what we learnt: Hospital admissions and deaths are "very low" but the Indian variant could knock the UK off track There are now 2,967 cases of the Indian variant in the UK – up from about 2,300 on Monday The government is using an "advance surveillance system" to pick up coronavirus and its variants through monitoring waste water and travel patterns in different areas Surge testing and vaccinations will now be introduced in Bedford, Burnley, Hounslow, Kirklees, Leicester and North Tyneside The weekly case data in Bolton is now 283 per 100,00 and it doubled in the past week There are now 25 people in Bolton Hospital with Covid – the majority are unvaccinated Seven out of 10 adults in the UK have had their first dose and almost four in 10 have had two doses The UK will launch the world's first clinical trial into coronavirus booster jabs Thousands of volunteers are being asked to sign up for a third jab to help the study Covid-19 update UK today, Matt Hancock. With BSL signing. Coronavirus: Government Downing Street briefings | BBC News | BBC #BBC #BBCiPlayer #BBCNews #BBCCoronavirus #Coronavirus #Covid-19 #CoronavirusOutbreak #Corona #CoronavirusUK #borisjohnsonspeechonuklockdowntoday All our TV channels and S4C are available to watch live through BBC iPlayer, although some programmes may not be available to stream online due to rights. If you would like to read more on what types of programmes are available to watch live, check the 'Are all programmes that are broadcast available on BBC iPlayer?' FAQ πŸ‘‰ bbc.in/2m8ks6v.

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