It comes as those aged 56-59 are being invited to join the cohort of the population being offered a Covid-19 vaccine.
Images from around the globe, including the UK, amid the battle again COVID-19
Football games are taking place behind closed doors with no fans in the stadium.
It comes after eight in 10 people aged 65-69 took up the offer of a jab.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has argued the 1% rise recommended is ‘what is affordable’ in the face of challenging public finances.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin welcomed the milestone but urged the public to remain vigilant against virus variants.
NHS Providers is challenging the Government over a recommendation for health workers to receive a 1% pay rise.
Matt Hancock said the data meant the Government would press on with plans to lift the lockdown.
The company announced it had committed to a ‘major new programme of reformulation’ to improve the health profile of its products by 2025.
Loans and grants will be distributed by the Rugby Football Union to community clubs.
Data shows the seven-day rolling average for UK deaths within 28 days of a positive test fell from 424 on February 17 to 248 on February 24.
'Small changes in behaviour can lead to huge changes in the spread of the virus', warns WHO emergencies programme director.
Officials have been hunting for the unknown individual after cases of the variant of concern were detected in the UK.
The First Minister was speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh.
The latest data is based on swab tests from 684,875 people in the UK, regardless of whether they had symptoms.
One nurse said the pay offer showed that the Government places ‘no value in us whatsoever’.