Boris Johnson News – Latest UK Covid daily death toll at lowest level for almost five months
The latest UK Covid death toll has risen by its lowest amount in nearly five months.
New figures this evening, Sunday, March 7 show that 82 more deaths have been reported.
That is the first time since October that the daily death total has been below 100, the Mirror Online reports.
On October 9, 79 deaths were recorded – almost exactly five months ago.
The new figure represents a 42 per cent drop on last Sunday’s death toll of 144, and is a further fall on the 158 deaths recorded on Saturday.
The figures were released late this evening due to “processing issues”.
The number of new cases was recorded at 5,177.
This compared to Saturday’s 6,040 and the latest rise brings the total since the pandemic began to 4,218,520.
New Government statistics up to March 6 show that of the 23,335,514 jabs given in the UK so far, 22,213,112 were first doses – a rise of 416,834 on the previous day.
A total of 1,122,402 were second doses, an increase of 31,562.
It comes after Boris Johnson said earlier today that children faced greater risks staying at home than by returning to school.
His comments were made a day before schools in England begin reopening.
The PM said he thought schools were “ready” and that people wanted to go back to classrooms.
“Tomorrow, on March 8, is the big step on the road map that we hope is a road map to freedom,” the Prime Minister said on a visit to a north London vaccination centre.
“It is made possible by the rollout of the vaccination programme.
“I’m very hopeful that it will work, it will all go according to plan and that all kids, all pupils, will be back in schools tomorrow.
“I’m massively grateful to parents who have put up with so much throughout the pandemic and teachers who have done an amazing job of keeping going.
“I do think we are ready, I think people want to go back, they feel it, they feel the need for it.”
Boris Johnson News - Latest UK Covid daily death toll at lowest level for almost five months
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