UK records ZERO Covid deaths for the first time since the pandemic began but cases rise by 26% in battle against strains

BRITAIN has recorded ZERO Covid deaths for the first time since the pandemic began.

The number brings hope lockdown will be fully eased by June 21 despite criticism from experts.

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And it shows how the Herculean vaccine rollout has brought hope to the UK despite rising cases of the India variant.

It is the first time no daily deaths have been announced in any of the four nations by the government since before the pandemic began.

There was a day in July last year when zero deaths were reported but this was added to the official Covid database retrospectively after they changed their data to within 28 days of a positive test.

The latest figures also show 3,165 new cases, compared with 3,383 on Monday and 2,493 one week ago.

And a further 93,103 people had their first dose of a Covid vaccine yesterday taking the total to 39,477,158.

The figures also show 195,546 people had their second jab on Monday – meaning 25,734,719 Brits have now been fully vaccinated.

It comes amid fears the June 21 lockdown easing could be delayed due to the rise in Indian variant Covid cases.

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