Daily Covid cases down for third day in UK


Covid cases are down for the third consecutive day in the UK, latest daily figures show.

The UK recorded 36,389 new infections – a further drop from 46,558 logged on 20 July.

It is too soon to say if cases have peaked, however, given that the statistics do not capture the impact of unlocking that happened on 19 July.

One expert said it will take a few weeks after relaxing restrictions to know for certain.

The estimated daily growth rate shows signs of a possible slowdown, however. This week’s estimate is that infections are growing at between 4% and 6% a day, down from between 4% and 7% last week.