The current death rate from Covid-19 remains horribly high but it has been falling slowly yet un-remarked upon.
On the 26th January the 7 day average peaked at 60. By the 4th of February it had fallen to 50 and in the last 24 hours it was 40.
Still disturbing figures, I know, but these are signs that lagging behind the case and hospitalisation rates, deaths will fall. We can look forward to further falls until we get back to where we were in July when there were days with none.
With vaccination rates for the over 80s and the care home residents getting close to 100% and those for the over 70s and over 65s not far behind, we can, with border control and supervised quarantine, keep it that way.
On January 22nd there were 2 053 in hospital and in the last 24 hours that had reduced to 1 449, a 25% fall in only 3 weeks.
On the 22nd January, there were 161 in ICU and that figure too has reduced to 110, a similar fall in the same time.
Keep focused but fear not.