BRITAIN has hit the “bottom” level of the Covid pandemic and is now registering just 2,000 cases a day, Jonathan Van Tam has declared.
The deputy chief medical officer made the remarks after official figures showed one in four UK adults are now fully vaccinated.
He told a No 10 press conference: "We're running as a typical seven day average, just over 2000 people testing positive per day.
"My sense is that probably we are at, or close to, the bottom at the moment in terms of this level of disease in the UK."
The top scientist said the UK is also "close to the bottom" of the pandemic in terms of the number of people in hospital with Covid.
He added: "But probably we will find this a little further to run in terms of reductions in the total number of people in hospital in the UK with Covid."
Prof Van Tam said there would be "twists and turns ahead" in Britain's battle against the virus and keeping up the pace of vaccinations is key.
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