Boris Johnson today warned the country was “not out of the woods” despite the sustained fall in cases.
The PM believes the rapid fall in infections is “encouraging” but insisted the pandemic “is not over” and Brits must still stay on their guard.
As of July 23 (Friday), 5,238 people were in hospital with Covid across the UK.
Of these, 715 were on ventilators.
A Downing St spokesman said: “Throughout the pandemic we have always said it’s encouraging when cases are falling.”
But he added: “We should still expect to see a rise in case numbers given the move to Step 4 last week”.
“The Prime Minister thinks we’re not out of the woods yet.”
Health experts are optimistic that the third wave, driven by the Delta variant, may have now peaked.
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