United Kingdom records another 4,040 coronavirus cases, 56 deaths

Data from Public Health England for March 28 revealed there were zero deaths from patients within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

Earlier Tuesday, figures from the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that weekly coronavirus deaths in England and Wales have fallen to below 1,000 for the first time since October.

At the height of the crisis in April 2020, the number of daily deaths linked to COVID-19 was around 230.

There is typically an increase in reported deaths on Tuesdays as weekend updates are added in.

There were 963 deaths registered in the week ending March 19 where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, down 36 percent from the previous week, according to the ONS.

Patients were aged between 31 and 97 and all except one, aged 59, had known underlying health conditions.

Overall, 10,311 deaths were registered in the week to March 12, 8.0% below the average for the corresponding period in 2015-19.

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A total of 150,116 deaths have now occurred in the United Kingdom where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

While no deaths had been reported in London due to Covid-19, there were a further 19 coronavirus deaths reported across the United Kingdom yesterday.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 86,176, NHS England said.

Meanwhile, 3,384 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to almost 3.9 million.

2,455 deaths of those deaths happened during the first wave of the virus and 5,100 during the ongoing second wave of the virus, with the rest in-between.

The last time zero deaths were reported in London was on 27 February and before that in November.

The country also reported another 56 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of cases in the nation rose by 411 bringing the total number to 217,890.

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