The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United Kingdom has fallen 41 percent in the past week, Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Friday. In the meantime, a halving of the daily number of corona deaths can be reported after every eleven days, whereas this was the case after every nineteen days last month.
The moving average number of corona deaths per week fell from 424 on February 17 to 248 on February 24. The drop of 41 percent also means the largest contraction since the height of the so-called second wave.
The number of new hospital admissions also fell sharply by 29 percent. The average number of daily admissions was 900 on February 26, the lowest level since October, said Hancock, who sees that things are “heading in the right direction.”
According to the minister, this can be traced back to the vaccination program in the United Kingdom. Nearly 21.4 million Britons have now received their first dose. In addition, more than a million people have already had the second injection.