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UK Covid: Welsh first minister expects infections to peak at end of month as news awaited on booster jabs – as it happened

Mark Drakeford’s comments come as government awaits JCVI decision on whether to approve large-scale programme of Covid booster jabs. This live blog has closed – please follow our global Covid blog for further updates

Here’s a roundup of the key developments of the day:

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A further 147 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 133,988, the government announced.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 158,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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