Figures released by the Department for Health this afternoon show another 58,899 coronavirus cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, while the death toll has risen by 193
Britain’s coronavirus situation is continuing to improve, with cases, deaths and hospitalizations all down compared to last week.
The country has recorded another 58,899 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, while the death toll has risen by 193.
The latest official figures, released by the Department for Health this afternoon, show a 29% decrease on confirmed infections for this week compared to the previous seven days.
Last Friday (February 4) saw a total of 84,053 cases recorded – meaning today’s figures are 29% down compared to a week ago.
Deaths, meanwhile, decreased from 254 – or by 24% – in a week, while weekly hospitalizations are down 11% to 9,998.
Case numbers have substantially dropped since peaking around New Year’s – with 245,182 recorded on January 4.
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However, the lag between catching Covid and falling ill, and then falling seriously ill and dying, means death rates were initially spiking in the weeks after.
It comes amid news holidays to Spain are about to get that little bit easier for families.
The European hotspot is set to ease travel rules meaning unvaccinated children and teenagers can once again visit.
Under Spain’s current travel rules, UK travelers need to be fully vaccinated to enter the country.
However, this was causing a blocker for British families with children aged 12-17 who haven’t yet been double jabbed, as they couldn’t visit under the new rules.
Now, unvaccinated children aged 12-17 from the UK will be allowed into Spain from Monday, if they present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, Spain’s Secretary of State for tourism Fernando Valdés has told the BBC.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson will hire a private lawyer if he is quizzed by police over the Partygate saga.
The Prime Minister is believed to have been at six parties being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, including a BYOB drinks do in the Downing Street garden, a birthday gathering in the Cabinet room, and a boozy bash in his No11 flat.
Mr Johnson is expected to appoint a private lawyer to defend him rather than relying on taxpayer-funded legal advisers.
The PM has reportedly lined up a legal expert, who will focus on the “unique” situation of Downing Street being his workplace and his home.
“The Prime Minister will not be winging it,” a source told The Times.
“He will take private legal advice. There are relevant considerations.
“He is in a unique legal situation because Downing Street is both his workplace and his home.”