Zero daily COVID deaths announced in the UK

The United Kingdom has declared a zero daily COVID-19 related death for the first time since March 2020.

For the first time since March last year, the UK finally announced a zero daily COVID-19 daily record on Tuesday, despite concerns about a small rise in cases of the variant identified in India.

The official UK total number of deaths is still at 127,782. Since July 30 of last year, this is the first time that the daily total has not risen.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the zero record may be attributed to the vaccine rollout: “The vaccines are clearly working – protecting you, those around you and your loved ones.”

He added: “But despite this undoubtedly good news we know we haven’t beaten this virus yet, and with cases continuing to rise please remember hands, face, space and let in fresh air when indoors, and of course, make sure when you can you get both jabs.”

Dr. Yvonne Doyle, Public Health England’s medical director, however said that while the zero record is encouraging, more people should still get vaccinated.

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