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UK records lowest daily rise in COVID cases so far this year

Written by on 25/01/2021

The UK has recorded its lowest daily rise in coronavirus cases so far this year, with 22,195.

The last time the number of cases by date reported was lower than that was 15 December.

It’s well down on yesterday’s figure of 30,004 and the 37,535 posted last Monday, according to the government’s coronavirus data dashboard.

Another 592 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test result have also been recorded, compared to 610 yesterday and 599 last Monday. It brings the total to 97,939.

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It comes after Boris Johnson said earlier that data on when lockdown restrictions can start to be eased will be assessed before mid-February.

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.

 Sky News

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