Friday, March 5th, 2021
40 percent fewer corona deaths
UK celebrates first successes of the vaccination campaign
In the UK, around 20 million people have already received their first dose of vaccine. This is also noticeable in deaths, says Minister of Health Hancock. In the past week, significantly fewer British people died of Covid-19.
According to Health Minister Matt Hancock, the vaccination program in the UK is noticeable in an ever-increasing decline in corona-related deaths. Accordingly, the number of deaths has decreased by 41 percent in the past week alone. The number of hospital admissions fell by only 29 percent over the same period, and that of new infections by 34 percent.
This shows that the previously inseparable link between infections, hospital admissions and deaths has now been broken thanks to the vaccination program, Hancock said at a press conference in the London government seat on Downing Street.
In the UK, nearly 21 million people had been vaccinated with at least one first dose as of Friday. According to Hancock, this corresponds to 40 percent of the adult population. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week in the country is now around 84. In total, more than 124,000 people have died in Great Britain since the beginning of the pandemic after testing positive for the corona virus.