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Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

Health
Reuters The UK has reported the largest number of second coronavirus vaccine doses given in a single day, according to the latest government data.A total of 450,136 second doses were received on Friday - with 106,878 first doses also administered.The previous record was set on Thursday when 449,269 second doses were reported - in addition to 96,242 first doses.There were 2,589 new infections in the past 24 hours, and another 40 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.The latest figures show that of the 39,001,554 vaccinations administered in the UK so far, 32,010,244 were first doses - a rise of 106,878 on Friday.Meanwhile, 6,991,310 were second doses, a rise of 450,136.After the latest figures, the UK's death toll stands at 127,080 and the total number of infections is 4,368,045.It comes...
Authorities recover body of second victim in Iowa State crew club boat accident

Authorities recover body of second victim in Iowa State crew club boat accident

Sports
March 29 (UPI) -- Authorities on Monday confirmed the death of a second student after a boat capsized during an Iowa State University crew club practice in Jewell, Iowa, over the weekend. The accident occurred Sunday morning on Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. Three of the five students on the capsized boat were rescued from the water, treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames and released. Advertisement "The Iowa State community is heartbroken to learn of this tragic accident at Little Wall Lake," Iowa State president Wendy Wintersteen said in a statement. "At this time, we are focused on providing support to club members, their families and friends. We ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts during this very difficult time." A dive team initially recovered the body of on...
Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care

Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care

Health
Getty ImagesThe Covid surge in January hit key services including cancer and routine surgery, NHS England figures show.Less than half the expected number of operations were done, pushing the waiting list to a record-high of 4.6m.More than 300,000 of those have been waiting more than a year for treatment - compared to 1,600 before the pandemic began.Surgeons described it as a dire situation which would take a long time to turnaround.Tim Mitchell, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: "Behind today's statistics are people waiting in limbo. "Many will be in considerable pain, others will have restricted mobility and be at risk of isolation and loneliness. "Dealing with this daunting backlog will take time, and also sustained investment in the NHS," he said.Similar problems are a...
Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

Entertainment
March 5 (UPI) -- Apple TV+ has renewed documentary series Dear... for a second season, the streaming service announced on Friday. Dear... Season 2 will premiere globally on Apple TV+ later this year with 10 new episodes. Advertisement The series, from R.J. Cutler, is inspired by Apple's Dear Apple spots. The show profiles celebrities and influencers by using letters written by those who have been changed by their work. Selena Gomez, Viola Davis, Billy Porter, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Vogue creative director and journalist Andre Leon Talley, Sandra Oh, renowned waterman Laird Hamilton and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be featured in Dear... Season 2. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manual Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird we...
‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

Entertainment
The Download Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year running, its "heartbroken" organisers have said.England's roadmap out of lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson last month, makes it impossible for the three-day weekend event to take place between 4 and 6 June, they said. In a statement, organisers said: "Following the announcement of the government's roadmap and despite the extraordinary efforts the NHS have put in to roll out the vaccine, we can sadly now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year, but we have exciting news for 2022.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Image: Iron Maiden will replace System Of A Down in 2022, organisers say "We ...