=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Britain recorded just one Covid death today in the lowest toll in nine months while infections dipped to their lowest levels since September.
Department of Health statistics show this is just the third time deaths have fallen to this level, after a single Covid victim was also registered on August 30 and 3. There have only been no Covid deaths once since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Figures tend to be lower on a Monday because fewer people are available over the weekend to process paperwork to record a death. Experts also point out the number of deaths registered is not the same as the number actually occurring, as it can take several days to record a fatality.
But the promising figures suggest the UK’s outbreak is still shrinking and falls to levels not seen since September when ministers were happy for people to mix without curbs despite no one having been vaccinated.
It comes after NHS England today revealed Britain had now dished out more than 50million Covid vaccines for the first time.