London Records Zero Coronavirus Deaths For First Time In Six Months


The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 126,670.

A total of 536 Covid-19 deaths in the 80 and over age group occurred in England and Wales in the week ending March 12, down from 5,349 deaths in the week ending January 22.

There were no further deaths reported by Public Health Wales.

There have been a further 4,040 new reported cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom as of Tuesday, bringing the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to more than 4.3 million.

The London region now has 6,996 cases, with 6,365 resolved and 187 deaths, leaving 444 active cases.

This marks a "fantastic milestone" said one doctor, before reminding us that "we're a long way from returning to normal".

They told Sky News: "We can not falsely reassure ourselves its over, we have been in this situation before last autumn and rates and deaths increased again in the winter".

Less than 5 cases recorded in Leitrim
Brazil has reached 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and becomes the second nation to top that figure. Roscommon and Sligo also both reported less than five new cases, Longford 5, Cavan 9 and Donegal 68.

Unsurprisingly, given its size and population density, London was the epicentre of the first wave a year ago and accounts for 12% of all United Kingdom coronavirus deaths. Only the South East and North West have higher death figures.

There were 10 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

PHE figures for England as a whole on 28 March reported 23 people who tested positive for coronavirus had died.

A total of 41,953 care home residents in England and Wales have now had Covid-19 recorded on their death certificate since the pandemic began.

More than 30.6 million people have been given the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest official figures.

From today, outdoor gatherings of six people or two households is allowed, recreational sports can start again and the "stay at home" messaging ends.

From April 12, non-essential retail, as well as restaurants and pubs, if serving people outdoors, will be allowed to reopen in England.