The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 42,461, an increase of 173 as of today.
In the daily briefing Gavin Williamson, the education Secretary, announced that the government will lower the alert level from 4 to 3 today. Level 3 means that the virus is in general circulation whereas level 4 means that transmission is high and rising.
The Government has received criticism for seemingly downplaying the amount of Coronavirus deaths during the peak of the outbreak. According to ONS figures there were 22 days in which the total deaths were above 1,000 and near 1,500 deaths in one day.
The UK Government’s debt exceeded the size of the economy in May for the first time in 50 years.