Coronavirus cases and deaths on February 20, 2021

Daily cases and infections are continuing to fall significantly (Picture: Getty Images)

Another 10,406 people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Daily cases have been falling substantially this month, as Boris Johnson prepares to unveil his ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown on Monday.

Today’s data shows another 445 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, bringing the official death toll to 120,365.

However separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies, including fatalities where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with deaths in recent days, puts the number at around 139,000.

Among those to die was a 16-year-old patient with no underlying health conditions.

Where patients were aged 16 to 100 – all except four – aged 16 to 68 – were known to have had underlying health conditions.

Cases have been declining sharply during the current national lockdown (Picture:

A total of 17,247,442 in the UK have now had their first dose of the Covid vaccine, while 604,885 have had their second dose, according to today’s figures.

Falling cases and more vaccinations are fuelling people’s calls for the Government to start lifting coronavirus restrictions.

Despite calls from some of his own MPs to lift lockdown rules completely by April, the Prime Minister is expected to take a more cautious phased approach when he sets out his plan on Monday.

No 10 sources said yesterday that people from two households will be able to meet up by the Easter weekend, starting from Good Friday on April 2.

The Government has previously said its aim is to get all pupils in England back to the classroom on March 8.

However, it’s not yet clear whether this will be all pupils or a staggered approach will be taken.

Coronavirus deaths on February 20, 2021

Deaths have also been declining as more and more people get vaccinated (Picture:

Outdoor sports are expected to be allowed again as pupils return to class, while non-essential shops could open soon after Easter.

Pubs and restaurants may also be able to serve people outdoors from April – although not indoors until May.

After receiving his coronavirus jab yesterday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan warned the Government against rushing out of lockdown too early and said the country mustn’t return to a tiered system.

The asthma sufferer added: ‘I think the Government’s tiering system hasn’t worked, it has been a catastrophic failure and that’s why I think we need to look towards the country as a whole.’

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