We're Winning Battle Against Covid-19

Daily Express|June 2, 2020

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We're Winning Battle Against Covid-19
As death toll drops to lowest level since lockdown, Hancock gives hope
Hanna Geissler

Britain is winning the battle against Covid-19, Matt Hancock declared as he urged people with symptoms to have a test.

The Health Secretary announced virus deaths fell to their lowest level since lockdown began and new cases hit a five-week low.

Meanwhile, the testing tsar said the crucial NHS Test and Trace system is identifying a high number of contacts and “operating pretty much as we had hoped”.

Yesterday’s Downing Street briefing revealed there were 111 reported deaths, taking the UK toll to 39,045. Meanwhile, a further 1,570 people tested positive, taking the total number of confirmed cases to more than 276,000.

Mr Hancock said: “The data shows that we are winning the battle against the coronavirus.”

The number of people admitted to hospital with it fell to 7,541, down from 8,830 a week ago.

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June 2, 2020