UK reports zero COVID deaths for first time
Published: 11:59 AM, 11 May 2021 Updated: 04:43 PM, 11 May 2021
The United Kingdom has reported no new Covid-19 deaths for the first time since March 9 last year.
Data released by Public Health England confirmed this on Monday afternoon, Forbes reported.
UK’s record low for Covid-19 deaths comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the latest round of lockdown easing on Monday.
The country’s alert level has been lowered from a 4 to 3 which means the coronavirus outbreak is no longer deemed to be high or rising exponentially, though people are still infecting by the virus.
Boris Johnson is expected to announce “friends and families can hug and mix indoors” starting next week, including in pubs and restaurants, while cinemas, museums and theaters can reopen.
Besides the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland also reported no new deaths for Sunday.
It is to be mentioned that a total of 127,609 people died from the Covid-19 pandemic so far while the overall caseload reported to 4,437,217 with 2,357 new cases, according to Worldometer, an international survey on Covid-19 worldwide.