UK Covid Latest: Coronavirus cases DROP and death toll falls to 18 in UK today as PM plans to scrap school ‘bubbles’

THE UK’S daily Covid cases have fallen in the last 24 hours with 24,855 Brits testing positive compared to 27,125 reported yesterday.

Meanwhile deaths have also fallen, with 18 reported compared to 27 yesterday.

Despite this, the number of people testing positive for Covid has still surged by almost 67 per cent in just a week.

The news comes as Boris Johnson is considering scrapping “bubbles” from schools and putting an end to pupils self-isolating following a positive Covid contact, it has been reported.

The PM is said to be working on a five-point rescue plan to help ease the impact of the pandemic on children amid growing pressure from MPs.

The Daily Telegraph reports details of the leaked eight-page plan which was written by officials in the Cabinet Office’s Covid-19 task force.

One of the proposed changes would be to scrap “bubbles” from schools from July 19 – the earliest date England could reopen.

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