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Improving Covid Data Boosts U.K.’s Johnson After Economy Reopens

  • Infection rates stabilize as virus reproduction numbers fall
  • Government advisers project reduction in hospitalizations
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When Will the Pandemic End?

Coronavirus data suggest the U.K. is slowly emerging from the latest wave of the pandemic, even after the government pushed ahead with an almost full reopening of the economy last month.

Virus reproduction numbers published on Friday indicate Covid-19 is in retreat in five of England’s seven regions and in the nation as a whole, while the national statistician’s weekly survey showed infection rates broadly stable in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and declining in Scotland.