Daily Covid deaths LOWER than road crashes as tide begins to turn against bug with more than 10m fully vaccinated
MORE people now die on British roads each day than from coronavirus, statistics show.
It comes as more than 10million people in the UK have now received their second coronavirus vaccine – meaning almost one in five adults are now fully protected.
Yesterday saw just four Brits die within 28 days of a positive test – the lowest daily figure since September 7.
In a shocking comparison, figures from the Department of Transport show there are roughly five deaths from road accidents every day.
This means daily Covid deaths are now lower than road crash deaths – as the tide begins to turn against the bug.
Cases and deaths continue to fall and the huge milestone brings more good news for the already record-breaking vaccine rollout.
Latest ONS data shows the UK has a population of 66,796,807 with 54,096,807 being aged over 16.
This means almost a fifth of British adults have now received their second jab in a huge boost a week after lockdown restrictions were eased.
Boris Johnson described the landmark as "fantastic", adding: "This is another remarkable milestone in our vaccination programme, which has already saved thousands of lives.
"I want to thank the brilliant staff and volunteers involved in the rollout, and urge all those who are called to keep coming forward."
Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted this afternoon: "Over 10 million second vaccine doses have been administered across the UK.
"This milestone shows how far we've come in our fight against this virus & I want to pay tribute to the whole team involved."
There have been a total of 4,385,938 recorded cases of the virus in the UK and 127,225 deaths from Covid since the pandemic began.
The news as Brits hit boozers on the first weekend after pubs, shops, hairdressers and gyms reopened this week.
And May 17 will see Brits finally able to meet indoors after months of Covid restrictions.
And after months of being told to stay at home, those keen for a weekend escape will be allowed domestic overnight stays with their household.
This will see hotels, hostels and B&Bs allowed to once again start taking bookings.
Indoor entertainment and attractions are also expected to open up on May 17 with Brits finally able to head to the pub and sit inside.
Thirsty punters will also not have to buy a substantial meal when they grab a pint with the existing rule set to be dropped – while there will be no curfew.
May 17 will also see a chance for Brits to finally be able to head to some entertainment venues with cinemas and museums allowed to open their doors.
Theatre and concert performances – along with sports events – will also start to allow 1,000 people, or 50% of the venue's capacity – whichever is lower – to start again.
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