COVID cases have tumbled by two-thirds in a month, figures show.

There were 31,933 UK positive tests were counted yesterday — a 66 per cent fall from the 94,326 on January 25.

Covid cases have dropped 66 per cent over the past month


Covid cases have dropped 66 per cent over the past monthCredit: Alamy

Cases in England, where restrictions have been scrapped, are also down a third on last week.

Covid hospital admissions are also dropping. The average is now below 1,000 a day after peaking above 2,000 in January.

And the UK daily deaths average, which is calculated over a week, is 121.

That is the lowest since New Year’s Eve’s 110. On February 8 it was 257.

Prof Steven Riley, of the UK Health Security Agency, confirmed the falls, but warned: “The virus is still with us and remains a threat.”

The Office for National Statistics estimates there are around 290,000 new infections a day.

The far lower official numbers suggests many people are not getting ill or are testing at home.

It comes as the UKHSA said the spin-off BA.2 variant has overtaken Omicron as England’s dominant strain.

Experts do not expect it to cause extra problems as it is very similar.

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