Britain records just 8,489 Covid cases in lowest daily rise since October 2 with infections falling 20% in a week – while deaths continue to tumble with another 548 victims
- Department of Health figures show cases have fallen 20% on last week, when 10,625 positives were recorded
- It follows a blip in the daily cases yesterday, which saw the first week-on-week increase in six weeks
- Official data also reveals deaths have fallen by 30% — 799 fatalities were added to the official toll last week
Britain today recorded just 8,489 Covid cases in the lowest daily rise since October 2, while deaths are continuing to tumble with another 548 victims.
Department of Health data shows infections have fallen by 20 per cent on last Tuesday, when 10,625 positive tests were recorded. It follows a blip yesterday, which saw the first week-on-week increase in cases in six weeks.
Government statistics also reveal deaths have fallen by 30 per cent. Almost 800 laboratory-confirmed fatalities were added to the official toll this time last week.
The promising figures will be pounced upon by anti-lockdown Tory MPs, who have called for Boris Johnson to ease lockdown quicker.
The Prime Minister yesterday unveiled No10’s ultra-cautious blueprint back to normality, which could see all virus-controlling restrictions eased by June 21, if things go well. Schools will return on March 8, but there will be almost no further loosening of the draconian curbs before Easter.