Coronavirus infections across the UK appear to have dropped significantly, according to the government’s daily data.
In the last week there have been 121,306 cases of coronavirus recorded, a 25% drop on the week before, which saw 163,061 infections.
The figures come as 17,555 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours along with 498 further deaths.
It comes despite Wednesday’s government figures showing the UK had recorded 696 deaths and a further 18,213 cases – the highest daily total for fatalities since 5 May.
Earlier, it emerged that