UK cases fall for seventh day in a row


The daily number of Covid cases recorded in the UK has fallen for a seventh day in a row, to 23,511.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier urged people to “remain cautious” and not jump to “premature conclusions” about the falling numbers.

There were also a further 131 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test, the highest number since March.

Public Health England said this showed the pandemic was “not over yet” and urged people to still take precautions.

The cases figure is a fall of 23,047 from Tuesday last week, when there were 46,588 new cases.

“I totally understand that, particularly now as we’re starting to see some better figures,” he said. “But I think everybody understands that this is still a very dangerous disease.