The UK is about to achieve the feat of giving three-quarters of adults their first COVID-19 Vaccine.

It is already in record that, for the first time since July 30 last year, no deaths were reported within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

According to Latest Government data, more than 39.4 million people had received their first dose which is about 74.9 per cent of adults.

In a speech on Wednesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock will praise the central role of the NHS in the vaccine rollout and say the Government “backed lots of horses”, investing “at risk” in different projects, Evening Standard reports.

Due to concerns over the spread of the Indian variant, his comments came amid continuing debate over whether the final stages of unlocking restrictions in England can go ahead later this month.