Britain’s Covid cases fall AGAIN: UK records 26,628 positive tests in 30% week-on-week drop as deaths fall by 12% to 185 while hospital admissions increase by just 2%
- Department of Health statistics showed another 26,628 cases were spotted today, down from last Tuesday
- England is yet to suffer a predicted Scotland-style spike in Covid cases after children returned to schools
- Hospitalisations figures show 1,009 admissions were recorded last Thursday, barely a change from last week
Britain’s daily Covid cases fell again today, official data revealed — and hospitalisations plateaued.
Department of Health statistics showed another 26,628 cases were spotted in the last 24 hours, down almost a third on the 37,489 registered last Tuesday. It marks the sixth day in a row infections have dropped week-on-week.
England is yet to suffer a Scotland-style spike in infections, which experts feared would be sparked once children returned to classrooms after the summer holidays.
But schools in England have been back for almost a fortnight and the country was hit by a heatwave which saw temperatures reach as high as 30C earlier this week, meaning people spent more time outdoors where the virus finds it harder to spread.
Latest hospitalisations showed another 1,009 people were admitted to hospitals across the country with Covid on September 9, barely a change from the 988 recorded the same time the previous week.
And 185 Covid deaths were registered which was down 11.5 per cent on the 209 recorded seven days ago.
It came as Boris Johnson today unveiled his plans for winter warning face masks and Covid passports are being ‘kept in reserve’ in case vaccinations fail to keep the virus at bay.
The Government’s vaccine advisers today recommended booster shots for all over-50s, which are set to be administered from next Wednesday. People can only get them from six months after their second dose.
And yesterday Professor Chris Whitty and the chief medical officers for the devolved nations approved vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds, paving the way for three million school children to get vaccinated.
crept up slightly.