The Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom reported no deaths due to COVID-19 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic on Tuesday.
Thus, the overall death toll from the disease in the European country remains at 127,782, while the total number of infections has risen to 4,490,438, after the 3,165 cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 pandemic situation has deteriorated somewhat due to the spread of the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. However, the situation remains stable for the time being, while the British vaccination plan continues to make progress.
According to data provided by the British health authorities, more than 39.4 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine — 74.9 percent of the total population — and more than 25.7 million have the full regimen — 48.9 percent of the population.
Meanwhile, Scotland’s Chief Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced during the day a “slight slowdown” in the relaxation of the restrictions imposed in the region, due precisely to the spread of the Indian variant of the coronavirus.