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Britain records FEWEST daily Covid-19 cases in a fortnight

Britain records FEWEST daily Covid-19 cases in a fortnight as officials announce 18,950 more positive tests and 136 deaths


Britain today recorded the fewest daily Covid-19 cases in a fortnight offering more proof that the crisis is slowing down and isn’t spiralling out of control.

Department of Health figures show another 18,950 people tested positive for the disease — down 9.3 per cent in a week and the lowest since Monday, October 19 (18,804).

The UK also saw another 136 coronavirus deaths — up 33.3 per cent on the 102 lab-confirmed fatalities posted last week.

It comes as Boris Johnson today begged Tories to keep faith in his Covid-19 strategy as he defended his plan to plunge England into a fresh national lockdown. Furious Conservatives have branded the policies ‘unimaginable’ and compared the actions to that of a ‘totalitarian regime.

In a statement to the Commons, the Prime Minister insisted cases were surging so high there was ‘no alternative’ to the month-long blanket restrictions across England. He said otherwise the death toll could be double that in the previous peak.


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