Another 24,470 Covid cases recorded in UK as infections continue to fall

The number of cases recorded has slowed over the weekend, but this can often be due to a lag in reporting over Saturdays and Sundays (Picture: Reuters)

Another 24,470 new Covid cases have been reported as infections continue to fall across the UK.

A total of 65 deaths have been recorded in the last 24-hour period, according to the Department of Health.

Today’s figures continue the recent downward trend of Covid cases – down from 26,144 infections and 71 fatalities recorded on Saturday.

This marks a 30% decrease in cases in the last seven days.

Although the number of deaths are lower today than yesterday, they have crept up by almost 17% in the last week – jumping from 447 fatalities to 525.

Figures are usually lower over the weekend, particularly on Sundays, due to a lag in reporting.

The latest figures show 911 people were admitted to hospital with the virus on July 27, marking an almost 15% increase on the week before – though the rate of new admissions have begun to slow.

Another 24,470 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours (Picture:
A person receives a Covid-19 jab at a pop-up vaccination centre during a four-day vaccine festival in Langdon Park, Poplar, east London (Picture: PA)

Data shows that another 38,858 people have received their first dose of the jab in the last 24 hours, while 212,159 had their second.

This means that 72.5% of the UK adult population is fully inoculated against the virus, while 88.6% has received one dose.

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