The UK has reported its lowest daily increase in Coronavirus cases since 22 September 2020, according to official data.
Coronavirus case rates have been falling across the UK over recent weeks and on Monday, a further 5,455 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the UK. At the peak in January, over 68,000 cases of the virus were reported in a single day.
Meanwhile, the UK recorded its lowest daily increase in Coronavirus deaths since 26 October 2020. On Monday, a further 104 deaths within 28 days of a positive Coronavirus test were reported in the UK.
There is sometimes a lag in data being reported over the weekend, however, the numbers nevertheless show significant progress in the UK’s battle against COVID-19.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to deliver a press conference from Downing Street at 5pm to give an update on the Coronavirus.
Mr Hancock will likely praise the NHS and everyone involved in the vaccination programme, after the milestone of over 20 million people in the UK being vaccinated against COVID-19 was passed at the weekend.
There are though concerns over a new Brazillian variant of the virus, with officials currently scrambling to try and track down an unidentified individual believed to have the variant.