UK records 30,004 new Covid cases and 610 new daily deaths

UK records 30,004 new Covid cases, down 22% week-on-week, with 610 new daily deaths taking total to 97,939

The UK has recorded another 30,004 Covid cases, down almost a quarter on last Sunday, and a further 610 deaths today.

The figures show a continued decrease in infections across the country, showing promising signs that the government’s lockdown which started over two weeks ago is having a positive effect.

It means 3,647,463 infections have now been recorded since the pandemic began.

However, with some 97,939 deaths now recorded Britain is set to hit the grim milestone of 100,000 lives lost since the start of the pandemic.

In the latest reporting period, along with Sunday’s data also reveals that 6,353,321 have had at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – a rise of almost half a million on yesterday’s figure.

It comes after the UK reported 1,348 coronavirus deaths and an additional 33,552 infections on Saturday.

The R number, which estimates the growth rate of the pandemic, currently sits at between 0.8 and 1 – suggesting the virus may be on the decline as lockdown begins to take effect.

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