Coronavirus Update: Weekly Death Tolls Falls to Lowest Level in Six Weeks

Relief as weekly death tolls at the lowest level in six weeks

Official figures show that that the UK has reached the lowest level in six weeks. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 4,210 coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the week ending 15th May. This is the lowest level since 3,801 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the week ending 3rd April.

Care homes account for more than half of daily coronavirus related deaths

Since the beginning of the crisis, hospital deaths related to coronavirus have always been significantly higher than those who have died in care homes. The tides, however, have changed on 9th May, where 214 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in care homes compared to just 191 coronavirus related deaths in hospitals (51% and 46% respectively).

Government set to reopen non-essential shops

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that all non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen on 15th June. The Prime Minister, however, added that the move is still subject to the progress against the coronavirus outbreak and will also require every shop to adhere to guidelines to protect shoppers and workers.

The British Retail Consortium welcomed the news as it provided greater clarity for the crippled industry. Not every shop owner, however, welcomed the news as many shop keepers have already started preparing to reopen next week.

What does it mean for you?

As the government slowly reopens the economy, Rightmove saw a surge in property searches. Certain areas in the UK displayed a significant increase in April compared to the same month last year. Despite the increase in searches, total sale transactions have dropped significantly. Experts have predicted further decreases in property prices throughout 2020. If you have been planning to, or have been pondering to sell your property, it may be better to consider selling now to avoid a further drop in property prices.

Why use Auction Agent?

Auction Agent ensures that all exchanges are completed within 28 days from the fall of the hammer by adopting the traditional auction method. There is no worry for both the buyer and seller that a deal will fall through.

Properties are advertised through an array of marketing channels. When it comes to online marketing, Auction Agent uses leading online property portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, and PrimeLocation) and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).

With over 50 years of combined experience, Auction Agent property auction house is ready to answer any of your questions regarding buying, selling, or just regarding property auctions in general. We offer complete services for buyers, sellers and even probate property owners. Furthermore, Auction Agent adopts a no-sale-no-fee strategy for those who choose to auction their properties through us.

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