BRITAIN has recorded 18,262 new coronavirus cases which is down a fifth in just one week — while deaths fall by nearly a third.
In a sign that the UK’s third national lockdown has curbed the spread of a highly spreadable Covid-19 variant, today’s daily case total is down 21.5 per cent on the 23,275 seen last Saturday.
Daily deaths are 31 per cent lower than the 1,200 seen on this day last week.
It marks the second Saturday in a row where deaths dropped week-on-week.
It comes as The Sun revealed the hated 10pm curfew will not return when pubs finally reopen in May after lockdown ends.
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