UK records lowest daily rise in COVID cases so far this year
Written by Hit Music Radio News 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.
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.
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.
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