Three areas of England report zero COVID deaths
Three areas of England reported no new coronavirus deaths in the most recent 24 hour period recorded.
The East of England, the North East and the South West have all reported zero COVID deaths within 28 days of testing positive as of 4pm on Tuesday, the latest government figures show.
London, the East Midlands and the North West also recorded just one death in the 24 hour period.
It comes as cases and death rates continue to fall in England as a whole.
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The latest data shows the number of new cases have dropped to just 846 recorded in 24 hours, as of April 5.
This is compared to when England saw a high of 69,165 new cases recorded in a single day on January 4.
Death rates are also dropping as the latest seven-day rolling average death rate in England falls to 25.1, as of April 29.
When England hit the peak of its second COVID wave on January 19, it saw a 1,166.9 seven-day rolling average in comparison.
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Latest COVID death toll in England’s regions:
East Midlands: 1
East of England: 0
North East: 0
North West: 1
South East: 5
South West: 0
West Midlands: 2
Yorkshire and the Humber: 3
As deaths and cases continue to drop, Boris Johnson on Monday announced that plans to lift more lockdown measures on April 12 will go ahead.
But the prime minister has previously warned that lifting further restrictions is contingent on several factors that include the success of the vaccine program.
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The UK’s speedy rollout, which has so far seen nearly 32 million Brits receive their first jab out of its population of around 66 million, has recently been slowing down.
In mid-March, England had a seven-day rolling vaccine average of 437,574.9.
But after a raft of supply chain issues, this has now slowed to 96,536.3.
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