The UK has recorded 43 deaths of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the eighth consecutive day below 100, and 4,052 new cases, the British government said on Wednesday.
As of Tuesday, 56 deaths and 4,040 cases had been reported in the UK, but the average for the past seven days is 47 deaths and 4,844 infections.
In total, 126,713 people died in the United Kingdom out of 4,345,788 confirmed contagious cases since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic.
Between 25 and 31 March there was a 40% reduction in the number of deaths and an 11.5% reduction in the number of cases with a positive covid-19 test result compared to the previous seven days.
In total, 30,905,538 people received the first dose of a vaccine against the new coronavirus, of which 4,108,536 received a second dose, which is administered between three and 12 weeks apart.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,805,004 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 128.1 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 16,848 people died from 821,722 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.