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Coronavirus daily headlines as case rates 'dropping' and R rate falls below one in some parts of UK

follow our blog.Coronavirus case rates in England are levelling out and may be starting to drop, according to a leading scientist.Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, told the Guardian infection rates appear to be “plateauing” and may be starting to go down slowly.But he warned social restrictions may need to remain in large parts of England when the national lockdown ends on December 2 to stop levels rebounding immediately.Health secretary Matt Hancock said transmission levels were “slightly” different in each part of the UK, but added: “Across the UK as a whole, we are now seeing that flattening of the curve.”It comes as new data suggests that the R number for the UK is 'around one' - and may be below one in some areas,..

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