First time since pandemic declared
The UK announced 0 daily Covid-19 deaths yesterday - within 28 days of a positive test - for the first time since the pandemic was declared.
The whole country will be so glad there were no covid related deaths recorded yesterday. The vaccines are clearly working - protecting you, those around you and your loved ones.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 1, 2021
The news comes amid concern there has been a small increase in cases linked to the variant originally detected in India, re-named Delta variant by the World Health Organisation.
But despite this undoubtedly good news we know we haven’t beaten this virus yet, and with cases continuing to rise please remember hands, face, space and let in fresh air when indoors, and of course, make sure when you can you get both jabs.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 1, 2021
A large number of the British government's advisors have publicly called for a delay to the lifting of lockdown restrictions in England, on June 21st.
Chris Hopson, of NHS Providers, bleieves the vaccine rollout changes things: