Britain recorded 36,517 new COVID-19 infections and 63 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, Nov.14, bringing the total number of deaths to nearly 143,000.

These estimates, however, only include persons who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

Over the last seven days, the number of infections has increased by 6%, while deaths have reduced by 6.9%.

There are currently 8,652 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

The latest data came as more than one million 12 to 15-year-olds in England have been vaccinated against COVID-19, figures from National Health Service (NHS) England showed.

Around 88 percent of people aged 12 and up in the United Kingdom have had their first vaccine shot, 80 percent have received their second, and 22 percent have received a booster dose.

More than 50 million people in the UK, or roughly 88 percent of those aged 12 and up, have already gotten their first vaccine dose.

More than 46 million people, or 80 percent of those aged 12 and up, have gotten a second vaccine dosage.

A booster campaign has already begun, with 30 million people eligible for the third injection in nine priority categories.

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, has cautioned that coronavirus rates in the UK have just reached “extremely high” levels, implying that difficult months are still ahead.

To avoid a winter crisis, NHS chiefs have asked for a return of some COVID restrictions, including mandatory face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings, reported BBC.

On the other hand, the administration has stated that there are no preparations to activate the so-called Plan B for the winter.

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