The NHS Test and Trace system reported a significant fall in patients who tested positive for the deadly virus. These reassuring figures come hours after the country exited its second lockdown.
Latest figures show 110, 620 people tested positive for the virus between November 19 and November 25.
This shows a week-on-week decrease of 28 percent, with just 6.7 percent of all people tested receiving a positive result.
It is the lowest total since the week ending October 14.
In a bid to help boost the proportion of contacts of cases, the system has announced it will stop trying to contact under-18s if a parent says they will tell their child to self-isolate.
The health ministry said in its weekly bulletin today: “Under-18s in a household will no longer be contact traced individually, providing the parent or guardian in the household confirms they have completed their legal duty to inform their child to self-isolate.
“This operational improvement has resulted in an increase in the proportion of contacts reached, and the proportion reached within 24 hours.”
In the week of November 25, 72.5 percent of the 246,604 people identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for the virus were contacted through the system.
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