Coronavirus Updates: UK daily Covid cases continue to fall, survey finds

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Coronavirus UK Updates: England covid deaths rise by 350 in NHS hospitals
Coronavirus UK Updates: England covid deaths rise by 350 in NHS hospitals

New daily cases of Covid-19 in the UK are continuing to fall, but cases in Scotland and Wales have plateaued, a survey suggests.

There are 20,497 daily new symptomatic cases of the virus in the UK on average over the two weeks up to November 29, excluding care homes, according to the Zoe Covid Symptom Study UK Infection Survey.

This compares to 29,311 daily new symptomatic cases a week ago and more than 42,000 six weeks ago, the researchers said.

They say the UK R value is 0.8, and the official R value from the Government Office for Science will be announced later.

The survey found that daily new cases are continuing to decrease in every region across England.The Midlands saw a dramatic decrease in daily new cases since the middle of November with an R value of 0.7, the researchers said.

In Scotland, cases have fallen to the same levels of the end of September, but recently plateaued and there are still around 40,000 infectious individuals, according to the survey.

In Wales, cases have fallen to around the same level as the end of the September but have started to rise again.

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