Coronavirus news UK latest: Covid cases at HIGHEST level since January as Malta and Ibiza open for travel on green list

THE number of Brits diagnosed with Covid is at its highest daily point since January – as the UK prepares for freedom on July 19.

A further 14 people have died, while a whopping 26,068 new infections were reported today.

Despite the alarming rise in cases, Boris Johnson plans to proceed to stage four of his roadmap to freedom on July 19 – as Brits “learn to live with Covid”.

That’s because officials believe the jab has severed the link between infection, severe illness and death.

Meanwhile, Brits heading abroad might soon be able to use their NHS app to prove vaccination status when they fly to Europe.

Tourists could be allowed to bypass quarantine if they can prove they are double jabbed, show a negative test before departure or provide evidence they have caught the bug in the past 180 days.

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