UK records Zero COVID-19 death for the first time in 10 months

UK records Zero COVID-19 death for the first time in 10 months

The United Kingdom on Tuesday reported zero coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since the pandemic broke out in Britain.

This is just as experts and the UK Conservative Party mulled over whether June 21st 'Freedom Day' should be delayed in the face of the Indian variant.

Daily Mail reported that figures from the Department of Health saw the daily death toll tumble to a stop with just six deaths reported on Sunday, one on Monday and none at all on Tuesday, June 1.

The department recalled that not a single day passed since March 7, 2020, without report of patients dying from complications of the virus.

"But seeing the daily fatality count drop to none is a milestone that Britain hasn't seen since the virus all but disappeared last summer," it said.

UK announced another 3,165 cases, marking nearly 30 percent spike on last Tuesday's 2,439 and the seventh day in a row that there have been more than 3,000.

Increasing cases have stirred fears that the now-dominant Indian strain will trigger the third wave and throw the lockdown-easing off track.

Professor Tim Spector, a King's College London epidemiologist who has been tracking the virus for more than a year said: 'Virtually all cases are aged under 50 or unvaccinated – so vaccines work.'

In a related development, an Open University statistician Professor Kevin McConway added: 'When you think that only two months ago we were averaging over 30 a day, and a month before that at the start of March it was over 200 a day, you can see we've come a really long way.

A lot of that huge fall must be because of vaccines protecting against serious illness and death.'

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