Yesterday (March 28th), no coronavirus deaths were recorded in London for the first time since September.
Data from Public Health England for March 28 revealed there were zero deaths from patients within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
London usually accounts for 12% of Covid deaths across the UK on average and was recording around 230 fatalities a day during the first wave of the pandemic last year.
Speaking to Sky News, a London-based junior doctor said: “We cannot falsely reassure ourselves its over, we have been in this situation before last autumn and rates and deaths increased again in the winter. The vaccine is preventing admission and its having a positive knock on effect.”
“We cannot falsely reassure ourselves it’s over, we have been in this situation before last autumn and rates and deaths increased again in the winter. The vaccine is preventing admission and it’s having a positive knock on effect.”
While no deaths had been reported in London due to Covid-19, there were a further 19 coronavirus deaths reported across the UK yesterday. There were also 3,862 new cases of the virus which is the lowest figure since September 17th.
News of zero coronavirus deaths in London comes as the easing of lockdown in England starts today and allows outdoor sports and the meeting of groups of six or the gathering of two households outside.