COVID cases have dropped for the sixth day in a row with a further 24,950 infections reported in the past 24 hours.
The figures mark a 46 per cent decrease in a week amid growing hopes that the third wave may have peaked.
Today’s daily case toll is 46 per cent down on the 46,792 infections reported last Monday, and a significant decrease on the 43,599 recorded a fortnight ago.
Meanwhile, daily Covid deaths continue to remain relatively low, with a further 14 fatalities reported today.
The figure is down on last Monday’s rise (19) but higher than the Monday before that, when six people lost their lives to the bug.
It brings the total number of UK Covid deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test result to 129,172.
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.”
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