UK coronavirus LIVE: Latest Covid-19 deaths and cases revealed as London faces Tier 3 warning

Harriet Brewis
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Coronavirus infections are dropping across the UK as the latest R rate fell to between 0.8 and 1.

Last week, the r value, which indicates levels of Covid-19 transmission, was between 0.9 and 1.

The Government’s Sage advisory group, which publishes the data, suggested the second wave of the pandemic is starting to subside across the country, as it found that the number of new infections is shrinking by between one and three per cent every day.

The positive updates come amid a bleak warning for Londoners, as the capital finds it risk of entering Tier 3 lockdown within weeks. Residents are urged to stick ever-closer to the rules, as new analysis suggests the city’s recent drop in cases appears to be levelling off.