Infection rate decreases but is still high

The COVID Diaries – 279 29th January

Another 1,245 deaths linked to Covid-19 have been recorded in the United Kingdom, taking the total to104,371.

A further 29,079 people tested positive, while 414,419 people were given their first vaccine dose.

The latest updated figures show that deaths, cases and hospital admissions over the past seven days are all now decreasing compared to the previous week. However, there is serious concern that a relaxation in lockdown rules will result in cases rising again.