UK has MORE Covid cases, deaths & hospitalisations than last year shocking data shows

The number of positive Covid cases were also far lower this time last year.

Just 2,129 were recorded on September 13, 2020, compared to 30,825 on September 13, 2021.

But Professor Whitty added the success of the vaccine program puts the UK in a better position to fight the virus ahead of the winter.

This is because those vaccinated can still catch coronavirus but are far less likely to require hospital treatment or suffer from severe symptoms.