“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”
Responding to the latest coronavirus data showing more than 100,000 people in the UK have died from COVID-19 within 28 days of receiving a positive test result, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.
“The lives they lived should be remembered and we should never forget that behind every statistic is somebody’s life taken too soon. We must continue to do all we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this deadly virus.
“Infection rates are showing some hopeful signs of falling in some areas but still remain far too high, with our health and social care services working under severe pressures.
“Vaccination uptake remains encouraging and will be our ultimate route out of this crisis and return to a more normal way of life.
“Every one of us, now more than ever, has a duty to get ourselves tested when needed, self-isolate if positive and share our contacts on request. It is also absolutely vital that people keep washing their hands, wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.”