UK's daily COVID-19 death toll falls to 17, a six-month low
The United Kingdom's daily death toll from COVID-19 fell to 17 on Monday, the lowest figure in about six months, official data showed.
WorldFILE PHOTO: Medical workers move a patient between ambulances outside of the Royal London Hospital amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville23 Mar 2021 12:45AMShare this content
BookmarkLONDON: The United Kingdom's daily death toll from COVID-19 fell to 17 on Monday (Mar 21), the lowest figure in about six months, official data showed.Figures showed 17 people had died within 28 days of having received a positive test for the disease, and that deaths in the last seven days were down 42 per cent on the week before.
AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile deaths have dropped sharply in recent weeks, daily new cases have remained steady at around 5,000 to 6,000 this month. The data showed 5,342 new cases were recorded on Monday. The seven-day figure was down 4.7 per cent. headtopics.com
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