UK reports zero daily Covid deaths for first time since July

UK reports zero daily Covid deaths for first time since July
# 02 June 2021 13:06 (UTC +04:00)

Britain on Tuesday reported zero daily deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since last July, despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant, APA reports citing France 24.

According to the latest government figures, 127,782 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test since the start of the pandemic --  the worst death toll in any European country.

The UK has had 4.49 million cases in total.

Tuesday's zero daily deaths came after the government reported just one Covid death across the UK on Monday, a public holiday.

Official death figures are typically lower at weekends and holidays because of a lag in reporting.

The last time that no Covid deaths were recorded throughout the United Kingdom was July 30.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock welcomed Tuesday's milestone as "undoubtedly good news", saying Britain's vaccine rollout, which began in December, was "clearly working".

However, he also sounded a note of caution with coronavirus cases on the rise.

"We know we haven't beaten this virus just yet," Hancock added, urging people to follow public health guidance.