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About 22 million people in the UK are living in areas that have not reported any Covid-19 deaths that happened in April, according to BBC News analysis.
By comparison, in a four-week period during January’s peak, fewer than 50,000 people lived in such places.
The findings were greeted as “really good news [which] give us confidence” by one expert.
The government has urged people to keep following restrictions and have the Covid vaccine when called.
The BBC’s data analysis reveals the extent of the improvement since January’s peak.
Fewer than 600 deaths within 28