Coronavirus UK news update – Vaccines and lockdown see covid deaths and cases plunge to lowest level in FIVE months

COVID cases and deaths in the UK have plunged to the lowest levels in five months.

The national lockdown and vaccine rollout saw just 4,712 more coronavirus cases yesterday – a significant month-on-month fall – although tragically 65 more people were recorded as dying within 28 days of contracting Covid-19

Those are the lowest daily death and case numbers since October – but Brits were warned that a new wave of Covid could “easily take off again”.

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries made the comments as deaths caused by the bug hit their lowest levels in five months.

Dr Harries told a press conference yesterday: “This is the level at which a new wave could easily take off again from and we need to persist with all of these actions.”

She also warned the case rate is “still quite high” and is at the same level as the end of last September.

Dr Harries said Covid stats showed “a pleasing picture” but that it had “some caution attached to it”.

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