Zero Covid deaths reported in London for second time this year

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London, the epicentre of the first wave of the pandemic last year, accounts for 12% of all UK coronavirus deaths

No deaths have been reported in London due to Covid-19 for the second time this year, official figures show.

Public Health England (PHE) figures for 28 March showed no deaths had been registered of patients within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

During a spike in cases during January, more 200 deaths a day linked to the virus were recorded in the capital.

London, the epicentre of the first wave of the pandemic last year, accounts for 12% of all UK coronavirus deaths.

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