UK has lowest number of Covid deaths in almost 7 months

(ANSA) – The UK recorded just 10 deaths from Covid-19 this Saturday (3), the lowest number for a single day in the country since September 14, when nine deaths had been counted.

The new cases, on the other hand, total 3,423, according to government data, just one more than last Friday (2), when the country had registered the lowest number of contagions in 24 hours since September 17.

The drop in pandemic numbers in the UK is due to harsh restrictive measures imposed by the government and an efficient vaccination campaign that has already applied the first dose to at least 47% of the population.

In addition, 5 million have already been vaccinated with the two doses, which is equivalent to about 7.8% of the British population. “I urge everyone to take the second dose as soon as they are offered,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter.

The United Kingdom is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic worldwide, with about 4.4 million cases and just over 127 thousand deaths.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United Kingdom has the ninth highest mortality rate due to Covid-19 on the planet (191 deaths / 100 thousand inhabitants), after the Czech Republic, San Marino, Hungary, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovenia and Bulgaria. (ANSA).

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