| 25 June 2021, Friday |

UK reports no new COVID-19 deaths for first time since March 2020

In the 28 days following a positive COVID-19 test on Tuesday, Britain no new deaths were recorded.

In March 2020, Britain last did not register deaths before its first lock-down. The figure on Tuesday refers to the number of deaths that have been reported and it is a fact that the data has been skewed in the past following a national holiday on Monday.

The health minister Matt Hancock said in a statement, “the whole country will be so glad that there were no dead registered yesterday with COVID,” added that vaccines were clearly working.

“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.”

Britain’s overall death toll from the pandemic stands at 127,782 and is the fifth highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The British government data showed 3,165 new cases of the virus, broadly flat on the previous day.