The latest daily Covid-19 death toll shows the number of new deaths from the virus is at its lowest level in five months.
The government later said another 65 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the UK total to 124,566.
That’s the lowest number since 60 died on October 4th.
In addition, separate figures released by the UK Bureau of Statistics for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths that have occurred in the past few days, show that there are now 145,000 deaths with Covid-19 gave the UK.
The news came when Dr. Jenny Harries, England’s assistant chief medical officer, told the recent Downing Street press conference that coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths continue to decline.
Dr. Harries told the press conference that infections were below 100 per 100,000 people in all parts of the country and were back to where they were in September.
But she warned, “This is a level where a new wave could easily take off again.”
She accepted that deaths were falling faster than other indicators, suggesting the vaccine had an impact.
However, she warned that the NHS was still “under considerable strain”.
Statistics show that there were a total of 19,812,818 Covid-19 vaccinations in England between December 8th and March 7th. This is based on preliminary data from NHS England, including the first and second dose, an increase of 149,241 from the previous day’s numbers.
A total of 19,015,497 of these were the first dose of a vaccine, an increase from 140,108 the previous day, while 797,321 were a second dose, an increase of 9,133.
Separate mortality data suggests that an additional 101 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England. That brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 84,467, NHS England said on Monday.
The patients were between 38 and 96 years old. All but five, who were between 54 and 95 years old, had known underlying conditions.
The deaths were between January 5th and March 7th, with the majority on or after March 3rd.
Another 13 deaths have been reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.