London: No deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in six months

The number of COVID-19 deaths reported in London on Sunday was zero, for the first time in six months since September, according to official figures cited by the BBC.

According to the British network, the data of Public Health England (PHE) for March 28 showed that no deaths of patients who had recently been diagnosed positive in the coronavirus were recorded in London.

At the height of the health crisis last April, about 230 deaths a day from the complications of the virus were recorded in London.

“This is a fantastic milestone, but we are a long way from returning to normalcy,” a doctor told the British media.

London has recorded 12% of coronavirus deaths in the United Kingdom. Since the pandemic began, 708,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in London, 15,000 of whom have died within 28 days of being diagnosed.

In all, 18,000 deaths were reported in London hospitals with COVID-19 listed on the death certificate.

More than 126,000 deaths have been reported in the UK since the pandemic began.

On Sunday, 19 deaths and 3,862 new cases were reported in the UK.

Vaccinations are progressing, the measures are relaxing

Now, as vaccinations progress, two households or groups of up to six people have the opportunity to meet again outdoors, as a result of easing restrictions in England.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and golf courses reopen to the public.

According to the British government, more than 30 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 3.5 million people have received the second dose.

From 8 December to 11 March, 90.2% of people aged 70 and over in England received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

With informations from BBC