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UK health secretary: COVID-19 ‘back under control’

UK health secretary: COVID-19 ‘back under control’

The British health secretary Matt Hancock declared that the COVID-19 infection is “back under control” in the country. Despite this, a virus remains in circulation, The Independent reported.

The recent study by Imperial College London finds corona cases dropped 30% over course of the second nationwide lockdown. According to the health secretary, that means the virus is under control but is able to reproduce itself.

Matt Hancock explained that COVID-19 infection does not spread exponentially as earlier. Two national lockdowns have helped to be back corona under control. Despite the improving situation, the health official urged people to follow the restrictions over the holiday season.

Hancock added that the UK government will work with local authorities across the country to use mass testing. These regular moves help to bring down the tiered system of restrictions. Now, the country has 357 million doses of seven different vaccines.

The UK continues to live under the second lockdown

On Monday, the data from the health authorities showed that there were 12,330 new cases of people testing positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours across the UK.

While the UK lives in the lockdown, the situation is improving slowly. This is a fall of 24.4% over the last week. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at nearly 1.63 million.

The data also showed that there were a further 205 deaths over the past 24 hours across the UK. This is an increase of 138, or 4.5%, over the last week. The total number of deaths now stands at 58,448.