Matt Hancock hails coronavirus ‘retreat’ as UK deaths tumble

Posted by on June 8, 2020 2:07 pm
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Health secretary says number of deaths have fallen to lowest daily total since 22 March

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has claimed coronavirus is “in retreat across the country” as the number of recorded deaths among people testing positive for Covid-19 fell to the lowest daily level since before the lockdown was announced.

A further 55 people died after contracting the virus in the UK, the lowest daily total reported since 22 March, though there is often a reporting lag over the weekend and government figures do not include all Covid-19 deaths across the country.

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