COVID-19: UK records 599 more coronavirus deaths and another 37,535 cases

A further 599 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the UK, government figures show.

Meanwhile, a further 37,535 confirmed coronavirus cases have also been recorded in the past 24 hours.

Public Health England has also confirmed 4,062,501 people have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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It comes as 24-hour vaccination sites are set to be piloted in London before the end of January.

Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News the NHS will be “targeting forensically who we want to protect” to ensure the most vulnerable people can be vaccinated first.

The vaccines minister said as there is “limited supply”, “it needs to get into the arms of the most vulnerable” such as those who are elderly or clinically extremely vulnerable.

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