There are currently just 4,000 coronavirus patients being treated in English hospitals, down from 34,000 at the peak in mid-January. Sir Simon credited falling cases and the vaccines for the fall.
New coronavirus cases in the U.S. rose for the third straight week, increasing by 5% to about 450,000 as the rolling-average of daily deaths fell to 783, the lowest since October.
Young students at Phyl's Academy in Brooklyn.
Britain's Covid deaths continued to fall today amid a successful vaccine roll-out and tumbling infections. It comes after statisticians today revealed the UK has suffered 150,000 Covid deaths.
Maharashtra's chief minister says the state's health system could soon become "inadequate".
Dr Anthony Fauci said on CNN on Wednesday said that U.S. coronavirus cases have plateaued at a 'disturbingly high level' and that there is a risk of a fourth surge.
A total of 719 Covid fatalities were registered in England and Wales in the week ending 26 March
The investment bank on Tuesday lowered India's growth forecast for the April-June quarter from 33.4% year-on-year previously, to 31.3%.
The UK's successful vaccine rollout means it is now in the best position of all major European nations. The weekly infection rate in France is around eight times higher than in the UK.
The latest data from the CDC shows Massachusetts has 441 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom.
Louisiana’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point since before the COVID-19 pandemic in February, though the state still had 158,000 fewer nonfarm jobs than during the same month last year, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Department of Health data showed 43 deaths were recorded last Wednesday. It came as medical regulators said under-30s should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine.