Coronavirus cases continued to plunge across the UK today as infections fell by 44 per cent in a week and deaths dropped by nearly a tenth.
Another 81,713 positive tests were logged in the last 24 hours, according to Government dashboard data, dropping by nearly half on the figure last week.
The number of deaths are also beginning to decrease. Another 287 were registered today in an eight per cent fall compared to last Saturday.
Daily hospitalisations have remained flat with the latest data showing 2,423 new admissions on January 10, down by less than a per cent on the previous week.
Despite the encouraging data, health chiefs remained cautious earlier today, saying daily infections are ‘plateauing’ in London, the South East and East of England.
Dr Susan Hopkins, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) chief medical adviser, said parts of the UK are seeing the number of infections flatten.
But she added cases were still relatively high, with one in 15 people in England infected and one…