Zero Covid deaths in London for first time in six months
For the first time in half a year, there have been no deaths from Covid in the nation's capital
As per the BBC, statistics show there have been zero Covid deaths in London for the first time in six months.
These numbers are taken from Public Health England figures for 28 March, which showed no deaths had been registered in patients within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
This marks a "fantastic milestone" said one doctor, before reminding us that "we're a long way from returning to normal". Nevertheless, it marks a huge sign of progress and shows there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Given its dense population, London accounts for 12 per cent of all coronavirus deaths in the UK. The capital was the epicentre of the first wave of the pandemic last year, when there were approximately 230 Covid-related deaths per day at its peak last April.
Speaking to University College's, Jim Down, he said that as well as being down to around seven coronavirus patients, this news will help hospitals get back to running near regular capacity. He welcomes the return of treatment for those in the "backlog [of] people needing hip replacements and cancer treatment is vast."
He also warned that although "you need to bring start bringing them back", you need to "keep the hospitals ready in case of a third wave."
More than 30 million people ate now believed to have now been vaccinated against Covid-19 and innovations around alternatives such as the Covid nasal spray could see the rollout speed up even more.