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Covid infections drop by a fifth from last week to 15,871

Added 11-29-20 12:36:03pm EST - “Today's case total shaves a fifth off the? 19,875 positive tests reported this time last week in a sure-fire sign England's second nation-wide lockdown slowed the country's spiraling infection rate.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Covid infections drop by a fifth from last week to 15,871”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A further 15,871 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK today, marking a 20 per cent drop on the number of cases reported last Saturday. 

Today's case total shaves a fifth off the 19,875 positive tests reported this time last week in a sure-fire sign England's second nation-wide lockdown slowed the country's spiraling infection rate.

But Britain is not out of the woods completely as official figures have also revealed a further 479 coronavirus deaths - a 40 per cent rise on the 341 figure seen last Saturday.  

Today's death toll is the highest Saturday figure seen since May 2 when 584 Britons lost their lives to the virus.

However it is the second-lowest death toll figure seen this week - after a massive 696 deaths were reported on Wednesday and 608 on Tuesday.

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