Reports by two of Britain’s leading news outlets have published separate sets of analyses that claim millions of Britons have been living in areas that have seen no deaths from coronavirus in weeks.
Analysis by BBC News, also quoted by British newspaper of record The Times, was published on Friday claiming that around 22 million people across the four nations of the United Kingdom live in areas where there have been no recorded deaths by COVID-19 from April 1st to the 28th. In the four week period of January, by comparison, that figure was only around 50,000 people.
Some parts of the country had gone even longer without coronavirus fatalities. Plymouth, a city of around a quarter of a million people in the south-west of England, has not seen a coronavirus death in 58 days. Maidstone in the south-east of England and the university city of Oxford in southern England