Zero Covid deaths in London for first time in six months

This figure is higher than that released by the Department of Health which includes fatalities who tested positive for Covid in the 28 days prior to their death.

In Wales, an estimated 79.2% of people aged 80 and over were likely to have tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies in the week to March 14.

Ontario is reporting more than 2,300 new COVID-19 infections, the sixth day straight with more than 2,000 cases.

It brings the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 126,670.

There were no further deaths reported by Public Health Wales.

"Zero deaths in London is a great step, but that is all it is, a step".

A London-based junior doctor while welcoming the news, also urged caution.

Unsurprisingly, given its size and population density, London was the epicentre of the first wave past year and accounts for 12% of all United Kingdom coronavirus deaths.


The latest ONS data also revealed that 7,764 had died with Covid-19 in Wales.

Regional estimates for the percentage of people with antibodies range from 60% in the North West, to 50.3% in the South East.

The additional testing was being carried out in Camberwell and Harrow, with people living in Battersea, Roehampton and Putney also urged to get tested.

A total of 126,670 people in the United Kingdom have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test, and there have been 4,341,736 lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 86,176, NHS England said.

More than 30.6 million people have been given the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest official figures.

News of zero coronavirus deaths in London comes as the easing of lockdown in England starts today and allows outdoor sports and the meeting of groups of six or the gathering of two households outside.

Further restrictions will be eased on 12 April, with retail stores reopening and pubs allowed to open outdoors.

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