Zero deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday
Author: Joel Griffiths | Monday 29th March 2021
London reported zero deaths due to Covid-19 on Sunday 28th March, the first time this figure has been below one for 6-months, according to government figures. UK-wide there were 19 deaths recorded, and data shows that more than 30-million people have now been vaccinated against the disease.
The last time the capital reported zero deaths was September 14th, at the beginning of the second wave.
There is a reporting lag that is routinely taken into account with these figures, that occurs over the weekend, with fewer deaths usually being recorded. However, the most recent complete data shows the seven-day average of deaths in the capital now stands at 2.7, compared to 196 on January 16th.
There have been 15,413 confirmed Covid deaths in London, out of 126,592 across the country. This positive news comes as the government proceeds to the next stage of coronavirus restrictions easing. Now, groups of up to six people are allowed to meet outside and outdoor sport can resume.
The Government’s “stay at home” message will end, but people will still be urged to stay local.