SIX main London hospitals have reported no coronavirus deaths in 48 hours simply weeks after turning into one of many world epicentres of the pandemic.
Statistics additionally present how it’s has been two weeks since London recorded greater than 100 coronavirus circumstances in a day.
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The figures have been hailed as “promising” by Tradition Secretary Oliver Dowden.
Homerton, College School London, Hillington, North Middlesex, Whittington Well being and Man’s and St Thomas’ hospitals have recorded no coronavirus deaths up to now 48 hours, an evaluation by the College of Oxford for The Each day Telegraph has discovered.
In the course of the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, the hospitals had been recording as much as 16 deaths a day and have totalled greater than 1,000 because the begin the disaster.
Mr Dowden stated yesterday the figures had been “shifting in the best route” as reported coronavirus circumstances are additionally dropping within the capital.
Public Well being England knowledge launched final evening exhibits simply two folks examined optimistic for the killer bug in London on Tuesday.
Earlier figures had proven there have been no new circumstances of coronavirus for Monday, however PHE’s up to date knowledge exhibits there have been 14 reported circumstances.
Up to date PHE knowledge additionally exhibits 17 mores circumstances of Covid-19 had been recorded in London on Saturday and Sunday.
PHE Well being chiefs have cautioned these low figures might be an anomaly and a Division of Well being spokesperson yesterday confused this does not imply the epidemic is tailing off.
The variety of circumstances are falling throughout the nation, regardless of extra folks being examined for the killer bug.
Yesterday, the variety of optimistic checks for coronavirus went up by 2,472 after 60,744 folks had been examined.
In the course of the peak of the disaster, there was a single-day rise of 4,618 circumstances after 13,839 folks had been examined.
Mr Dowden stated lockdown restrictions should be imposed on colleges in “micro-hotspots” when the Authorities’s track-and-trace operation is up and working.
He dominated out regional variation after Boris Johnson’s spokesman appeared to counsel final week that some components of lockdown might be eased at completely different charges in several elements of the nation.
Mr Dowden stated it was the Authorities’s intention to “transfer as a complete nation”.
He stated: “It could be the case that inside observe and hint, if we determine very particular micro-hotspots then we might have completely different measures in respect of that, however the clear intention is that we transfer as a complete nation.”
He added: “We wish to proceed as quick and as we safely can as a result of clearly there are advantages for kids and clearly advantages for the broader financial system.
“I believe it’s best although, and the Authorities has stated this repeatedly, that we transfer as a complete nation and that would come with in fact the entire of England in doing so.”
In London, a complete of 5,819 folks have died in hospital after testing optimistic for coronavirus, in keeping with the PHE figures printed for Tuesday.
Knowledge from the Workplace of Nationwide Statistics exhibits that 5,903 deaths associated to coronavirus had been recorded in London as much as Could 13.
The declining variety of circumstances and deaths is among the 5 checks the UK must cross earlier than lockdown is lifted.
Mr Johnson’s observe and hint scheme is ready to be up and working by June 1 and is seen as essential to cease the contagion spiking once more after restrictions are eased.
Observe and hint was deserted in mid-March as a result of lack of capability, however Mr Johnson now says they’ll be capable to observe 10,000 new circumstances a day.
This morning, Sadiq Khan has stated he stays “very cautious” about easing extra lockdown measures however the observe and hint scheme was “excellent news”.
The London Mayor advised BBC Radio 4’s In the present day programme: “I am nonetheless very cautious, the virus continues to be on the market.
“However what this excellent news – and it’s excellent news – offers us is a window of alternative to start the take a look at, hint, isolate and help programme which we so desperately want.
“Let me inform you why: we all know that take a look at, hint, isolate works finest when numbers are low and we have got a small window now to be testing everybody that has obtained signs, to be tracing everybody they’ve been involved with over the previous few days after which to ensure they’re examined, remoted and supported.
“As a result of my worry is that this excellent news may result in complacency, which may result in a second wave that will overwhelm the NHS and be actually dangerous for folks’s lives, but in addition their livelihoods.”
He added: “We have to ensure although that we do not inadvertently result in a second wave that will be catastrophic for folks’s lives, but in addition for our financial system.”
Mr Khan added that he doesn’t need “a car-led restoration”.
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