Britain’s Covid death toll tops 60,000 with 414 new victims – but fatalities are 17% lower than last week and cases continue to fall with just 14,879 infections
Britain’s Covid-19 death toll today passed the grim milestone of 60,000, after health officials announced another 414 fatalities.
Department of Health chiefs recorded 498 laboratory-confirmed victims last Thursday, meaning the daily number of victims has dropped by 16.7 per cent week-on-week.
Daily deaths have been dropping consistently since November 21, roughly two weeks after England’s entered its second national lockdown.
Cases have also been falling as a result of the harsh blanket measures, with today’s recorded cases (14,879) being a 15 per cent drop on last Thursday’s figure of 17,555.