THE government will give out the latest coronavirus figures later today as part of its daily press conference update.
Hopefully, the figures will continue to show the spread of the virus is declining and the R rate remains below 1.
What time is today’s coronavirus press briefing?
The government’s daily coronavirus briefing will begin at around 5pm.
It always takes place at Downing Street and has been a daily occurrence since March 16.
The briefing gives the nation the latest news in the coronavirus battle.
It is always led by a senior government minister.
Who are today’s speakers?
In the hot seat today is Business Secretary Alok Sharma.
As yet no other names have been announced.
How can I watch the conference?
The press conference is shown on the BBC each day, live from Downing Street.
However, the conference can also be watched on the Government’s official YouTube account.
In addition, our live coronavirus blog provides updates and reports on what is said during the briefing.
What happened at yesterday’s conference?
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 8 June 2020 daily press briefing.
He said the number of people admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in the past 24 hours was 519.
The total number of people in hospital with the virus stood at 6,403.
The number of deaths from coronavirus with a positive test yesterday was 55.
That figure is the lowest since 21 March.
He also said the R level was below 1 in all regions across the UK.
Mr Hancock also said number of people dying in care homes is also falling.
He said: “Over 1 million test kits to almost 9,000 elderly care homes and the care homes themselves asked they have the flexibility to do the test when it works for them.”