New COVID cases and deaths fall as number of people vaccinated hits 23.6m

Another 5,534 COVID-19 cases and 121 deaths have been recorded in the UK, while the number of people vaccinated has hit 23.6 million.

New cases are down on Friday’s figures (6,609) and last Saturday’s (6,040) – and deaths are also down on the 175 and 158 recorded on those dates.

There have been 23,684,103 first jabs given out and 1,532,754 people have also had their second.

Just over 457,000 vaccination doses were administered in the latest 24-hour period.

The prime minister has backed a national day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown.

The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is planning the day for 23 March to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.

(c) Sky News 2021: New COVID cases and deaths fall as number of people vaccinated hits 23.6m

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