Newly-released figures from Public Health England (PHE) for March 28 reported zero COVID-19-related deaths in London for the second time this year—the last being February 27.
According to the figures, zero deaths had been registered of patients within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. By contrast, January saw a significant spike in cases in the capital with more than 200 deaths a day linked to the virus.
Unsurprisingly, given its size and population density, London was the epicentre of the first wave last year and accounts for 12% of all UK coronavirus deaths.
Though this PHE news is great, the government is still stressing the importance of the roadmap that was announced earlier this year, which includes people working from home where possible and minimising the number of journeys they take.
A spokesperson for the government has said: “Whilst the ‘stay at home’ rule has ended, many restrictions remain in place. We ask everyone to act responsibly and cautiously and minimise travel where possible as these restrictions ease.”
England’s lockdown will ease up further on April 12, with all non-essential shops and outdoor hospitality set to reopen.