UK records 116,227 Covid cases over Easter bank holiday as confirmed infections plummet
The latest daily figure released on Tuesday covers a five-day period which includes the Easter bank holiday.
It compares with 91,201 cases announced last Monday, which covered just three days including the weekend.
The last seven days has seen 184,761 confirmed Covid cases - 31 per cent fewer than the previous seven-day period.
According to the latest update, another 482 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid result have been confirmed, bringing the UK’s official pandemic death toll to 171,878.