First slight turndown in seriously ill covid patients
The number of seriously ill coronavirus patients dropped by 46 on Monday to 1,094. But new cases were a high 8,261 (9.2pc positive tests) and 316 on ventilators. Twenty people died in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of virus mortalities in the past year to 4,816. After the lockdown was provisionally extended to Friday morning, the cabinet reconvenes on Wednesday for a decision on whether to tag on the weekend before starting to reactivate trade and schools in stages on Monday.