Britain today recorded the fewest daily Covid-19 cases in almost eight weeks in yet another sign that England's lockdown is working as 11,299 more positive tests were declared — but deaths are at a six-month high.
Today's infections marked a fall of 43.6 per cent on the 20,051 last Tuesday and 27 per cent drop on yesterday's 15,450. Daily cases are now at their lowest since October 2, when fewer than 7,000 Britons were diagnosed.
The UK also announced 608 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, which is the highest daily total since May 12, when the disease claimed 614 victims. However, there are signs fatalities have started to level off as today's death toll is only 1.7 per cent higher than last Tuesday, when there were 598 victims.