The United Kingdom has recorded no new deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the first time since March 2020.
“The whole country will be so glad there were no COVID-related deaths recorded yesterday.” Matt Hanock, the health minister, said in a statement, adding that the vaccines are successful.
Despite this, health officials warn that the crisis is not over yet.
“But despite this undoubtedly good news we know we haven’t beaten this virus yet, and with cases continuing to rise please remember hands, face, space and let in fresh air when indoors, and of course, make sure when you can you get both jabs.” Hancock warned in his statement.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, Britain’s overall death toll from the pandemic currently stands at 127,782 and is the fifth highest in the world.
The British government data has also reported 3,165 new COVID-19 cases on the previous day.