Covid-19 is ‘in retreat’: Hancock

Covid-19 is 'in retreat': Hancock

The UK has recorded its lowest daily rise in the number of coronavirus deaths since 23 March, latest government figures show.

In the meantime, here’s are the key points from today’s coronavirus briefing, where Hancock said the virus is “in retreat”.

A further 55 people have died, taking the country’s death toll to 40,597. This included no new deaths announced in both Scotland and Northern Ireland for the second consecutive day.

“Over a million test kits have been sent to 9,000 elderly care homes,” Hancock said. “From today, all remaining adult care homes in England will be able to order the whole care home testing service for residents and staff. This is over 6,000 further care homes.”

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