Covid deaths Reduce to lowest Saturday figure in 6 months, 58 new death are counted – 40% lower in a week – and cases reduced by 16% to 4,715
Covid deaths reduce to lowest Saturday figure in 6 months in UK. Britain has recorded additional 58 covid-related deaths on Saturday and this has risen the figure death within 28 days of a covid positive test to 126,573.
Another 4,715 people were tested positive for the virus, which makes 16% lower than last Saturday’s figure ,5,587, and a figure of 4,329,180 in total.
A week back, Britain recorded 96 deaths. This implying that death cases have dropped by 40% in 7 days and this makes the lowest Saturday record in 6 months.
However, the data, reportedly, includes the cases removed and incorrectly reported by PHE as a result of a lab processing error and the inclusion of historical cases in Wales.
On Friday, there was 694,959 new vaccinations – both 1st and 2nd doses – registered across United Kingdom. This figure a little bit lower than last week Friday’s report of 711,156, according to Government data.
Total number of 2nd doses has hit another record height after a sum of 283,654 were given out, increasing the number of people to have gotten both jabs to 3,293,517 – close to 5% of the nation’s total population.
However, the number of people who have taken at least, a dose of the vaccine in United Kingdom still at 29,727,435 – making up to 44.5% of the total population – as at Friday.
This figures came after relaxing restrictions on ‘Happy Monday’, with even bigger outdoor gatherings being granted in England from March 29.
Earlier today, Boris Johnson had said that he can’t see anything in the data to discourage him from going along with his roadmap, which would imply no restrictions from June 21.
The Prime Minister felt cases may rise again as lockdown are eased, considering the ‘stay local’ order which ended in Wales and bigger outdoor gatherings, actually, being granted in England from Monday.
However, he mentioned that the main difference this period is that the increase in prevalence is expected to be sufficiently repelled by the victorious vaccine distribution.
More so, more should be done for the prevention of import of new strains from overseas as vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, mentioned the prospect of booster shots starting in September.
While discussing at the Conservatives’ virtual spring forum, Boris Johnson made mention that a ‘3rd wave’ is being experienced in some parts of Europe and experience has made him learn that this could strike United Kingdom in 3 weeks time.
The vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, on the other hand, had said the 1st booster doses is going to the topmost four prioritized groups, This includes the above-70s care home employees, NHS staff and those who are clinically and extremely vulnerable.
He told the Telegraph, in an interview, that it’s likely this starts in September and it was said to have further explained that the Government is expectant of up to 8 different jabs to be readily available by the autumn. This includes the one to protect against 3 different strains in just one dose.