The UK has recorded zero daily deaths from the coronavirus for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
The milestone comes as the government’s scientific advisers and Tory lawmakers “butt over whether the head” ‘Independence Day’ of 21st June There should be a delay in front of the Indian version”, says daily Mail.
Some scientists have warned that a third wave of infection imminent, while others insist that the vaccination program is bridging the link between hospitalization and death. Here are some key numbers and charts that the government will be monitoring closely.
zero daily deaths
Delays in reporting over the bank holiday weekend may distort tomorrow’s figures, but “big zero fits with normal decline”, reports sky News.
latest figures gov.uk show that a total of 127,782 people have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test till June 1, with a daily peak of 1,358 deaths recorded on January 19. So yesterday was a “critical moment” ITV NewsScience editor Tom Clark. “That moment, when people died of COVID-19 for 453 consecutive days, that death stopped.”
32% increase in weekly cases
number of weekly coronavirus cases Still a relatively low 24,090 compared to the daily high of more than 80,000 seen in winter, but scientists are watching carefully the pace at which they rise and the severity of infections. The number of weekly cases till June 1 increased by 32% from the previous week.
The five local authorities with the most weekly cases were Lancashire (1,133), Bolton (1,111), Glasgow City (837), Blackburn with Darwin (623) and Manchester (556), while just three regions, all off the coast. Scotland, had zero cases: Na h-Ellenan Sire (Outer Hebrides), Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands.
Weekly hospitalizations up 23%
In the week leading up to May 25, the number of people hospitalized with Kovid increased by 23% to 870. However, the daily number of patients requiring mechanical ventilation beds has remained fairly stable between 120 and 130 since May 13, down from peaks of more than 4,000 in January.
Chris Hopson, head of NHS providers, told Wire That “demand for critical care beds is significantly lower than in previous waves” as vaccines break the link between infection and hospitalization, as well as the level of damage caused by infection.
75% of adults get their first vaccine
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due later to give a speech at the Jenner Institute in Oxford to praise the UK’s inoculation project, which has given 39 million people, 75% of adults, at least one shot.
However, according to a Public Health England study reported in british medical journal Suggested it only provides 33% protection Indian versionSome scientists have urged the government to increase the proportion of people who are fully vaccinated before further lifting social distancing restrictions.
About 26 million people have received their second dose, with Hancock later expected to say that the vaccination program team was “the biggest asset we have in this crisis”.
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