The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told reporters on Thursday that the UK has reached another milestone as now one in five have received a vaccine jab.
Hancock told reporters, “We’re on track to deliver the commitment we’ve made of offering the jab to all of the top four priority groups by 15 February.
“I’m just so proud of the team who are delivering this. It’s going really, really well.
“You saw yesterday 10m jabs done. Today we passed the threshold of one in five of the population who have been jabbed already.
“And then we’ll keep moving as fast as we can to make sure that everybody who needs a jab gets a jab.”
This comes as the latest statistics coronavirus cases have fallen by almost 30% in a week, which is the lowest since 16 December.
The number of people that tested positive through Test and Trace figures was 196,257 in the week to 27 January, which is down by 29% compared to the previous week.
The third national lockdown is now having a positive impact in driving down infections.
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