UK breaks daily jab record with more than 660,000 vaccine doses administered


The UK has broken its record for the most coronavirus jabs given out in one day.

A total of 660,276 doses were administered nationwide on Thursday, latest government figures show. That includes 528,260 first jabs and 132,016 second doses.

The figures are higher than the previous record, set on 30 January, when 609,010 vaccines were administered, including 598,389 first doses and 10,621 second doses.

This means that 26,263,732 people have now had a first dose and 2,011,070 have had a second dose.

The UK is just short of giving first doses to half the adult population, at 49.9%.