The U.K. has reported zero deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test for the first time since March 2020 amid calls from Government advisors for lockdown to be extended past June 21st. Sky News has more.
The UK has reported zero daily coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since the pandemic began, but the Health Secretary has warned “we haven’t beaten this virus yet”.
According to the latest government data, 3,165 new COVID-19 cases were also recorded in the latest 24-hour period.
Matt Hancock tweeted that although the “whole country will be so glad there were no COVID-related deaths recorded yesterday… we know we haven’t beaten this virus yet”.
The latest figures come after a bank holiday weekend when the number of deaths and cases can be lower due to reporting lags.
Yet the suffering caused by the lockdowns continues.
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Stop Press: A reader has compiled a table showing the total daily tests, the number of cases, the percentage of tests that are positive and the number of Covid deaths recorded in each month dating back to March 2020. As you can see, there’s been a steady decline in the number of deaths since their peak in January 2021.