A new study from the Centre on Research on Energy and Clean Air has found that Europe’s lockdown is resulting in fewer deaths from air pollution. Even though COVID-19 is inflicting a terrible death toll around Europe, the research found that an estimated 11,000 premature deaths were avoided due to improvements in the continent’s air quality.

PM 2.5 levels are down 10 percent on the same period last year which is allowing people with conditions like asthma to breathe more easily. The research estimated that 2,083 premature deaths from air pollution have been avoided in Germany, along with 1,752 in the UK and 1,490 in Italy.