Here are the key coronavirus updates from the last 24-hours. 

  • A further 22 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 28,991, NHS England said. The patients were aged between 53 and 94 years old and one person, aged 77, had no known underlying health conditions. Another six deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.
  • Beauticians, tattooists and tanning salons can reopen from Monday in the latest easing of the lockdown. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Downing Street press conference: "Having allowed hairdressers to reopen, beauticians, tattooists, spas, tanning salons and other close contact services can now do the same, I'm pleased to say, from Monday. Of course that will be subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services."
  • There have been no further coronavirus patient deaths in hospitals in the North-East and North Yorkshire. Latest figures published on Thursday afternoon confirmed no NHS Trusts across the region had recorded new Covid-19 deaths.
  • An average of 14,000 people in private households in England had Covid-19 at any given time between June 22 and July 5, according to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This was the equivalent of around 0.03 per cent of the population, or one in 3,900 individuals. The figures do not include people staying in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings. The estimate is based on swab tests collected from 25,662 participants, of which eight individuals from eight different households tested positive for Covid-19.
  • The Office for National Statistics said the latest estimates suggest the percentage of people in private households in England testing positive for Covid-19 has decreased over time since April 27, and "this downward trend appears to have now levelled off". When looking at the last three 14-day periods, the ONS said the variation in the percentage of people testing positive - 0.05 per cent, 0.10 per cent and 0.03 per cent - is consistent with the kind of random variation that is based on sampling. An estimated average of 1,700 people were newly inflected with Covid-19 each day between June 22 and July 5. 
  • During the first five weeks of Test and Trace, 144,501 people who had been identified as recent close contacts of people who had tested positive for Covid-19 were reached through the tracing system and asked to self-isolate. This was 85 per cent out of a total of 169,863 identified close contacts. The remaining 25,362 people were identified as close contacts, but were not reached. Some of these people could not be reached because no communication details had been provided for them.
  • Just 1.8 per cent of people who took a Covid-19 test using a home test kit in the week ending July 1 received their result within 24 hours - roughly the same proportion as in the previous week. A total of 68.9 per cent of people received their result between 24 and 48 hours after taking the test, up from 55.1 per cent in the previous week. Some 23.0 per cent waited between 48 and 72 hours for their result and 6.2 per cent had to wait more than 72 hours. Across the five-week period of Test and Trace, 1.4 per cent of people using a home test kit received their result within 24 hours, 32.2 per cent between 24 and 48 hours, 52.1 per cent between 48 and 72 hours, and 14.1 per cent after 72 hours.
  • Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will move to phase three of the easing of lockdown. Speaking in Holyrood on Thursday, the First Minister told MSPs that all six criteria set out by the World Health Organisation had been met with the advent of air bridges between different nations announced on Wednesday.