Covid cases are at their lowest in a MONTH as infection rates in the UK fall – 24 deaths have been reported.
Following the nation’s full release from lockdown restrictions on July 19, COVID cases in the UK have dropped to their lowest level since the end of June.
According to official data, the UK reported 21,952 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with an additional 24 deaths occurring within 28 days after a positive test. It was the fewest cases reported since June 29, when there were 20,479 reported.
Infections are also down 27% from the previous week’s seven-day average.
Fatalities, on the other hand, are up 20.2 percent over the previous week.
According to the most recent data, 912 COVID patients were admitted to the hospital on July 27.
In the last seven days, there were 6,326 admissions, up 14.8 percent from the previous week.
Despite the decline in coronavirus cases, officials have hesitant to declare the epidemic over for fear of a resurgence of infections.
“We need to examine if this is a bactrian camel or a dromedary – does it have one hump or two,” Boris Johnson told his aides, according to The Guardian.
“We are not hanging ‘mission completed’ signs,” a senior government aide told the site.
“The level of uncertainty is quite significant. I believe it would be naive to pretend that there isn’t a reasonable risk that the number of instances may rise again.”
Professor Robert West, a member of the behavioural advisory committee Spi-B, told BBC Radio 4’s Today that he is concerned that the number of instances is low because people are not self-isolating.
“I think one of the things that is a concern is that people may not be coming forward for testing as they used to, and one of the reasons for that, I believe, is that the government’s messaging in a way has given them a green light to say well, actually it’s not so bad if you get the infection, and so if you go and get tested you have to self-isolate at least at first,” he said.
“The messaging coming from the government, I hope accidentally, around the concept that we’ve broken the relationship between infections, hospitalization, and death, which clearly gets tracked back a bit because it’s not broken, it’s weakened.”Brinkwire Summary News.”