Coronavirus live news: 90-year-old Briton first to receive vaccine; Covid deaths surge in US

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations begin in UK; deaths from Covid-19 in US soar to more than 2,200 a day on average

8.15pm GMT

Martin Kenyon, 91, was outside Guy’s Hospital in London after getting the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine when he was chanced upon by CNN correspondent Cyril Vanier. Asked how it felt to be one of the first people in the world to receive the jab, Kenyon said:

I don’t think I feel much at all, except that I hope that I’m not going to have the bloody bug now.

7.54pm GMT

New confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours in France rose to 13,713 on Tuesday, up from 3,411 on Monday and 8,083 last Tuesday, health ministry data showed.

On the 11th day after the government eased a nationwide lockdown, the number of people in intensive care however fell by 110 to 3,088, bringing it closer to a 2,500-3,000 government threshold that is one of the conditions for further lockdown easing.

Continue reading…
Source: theguardian