The UK’s daily figure for coronavirus deaths has dropped to 170 – the lowest since the day after lockdown began.
The announcement comes a week after the first easing of restrictions in England – and while numbers are typically lower on Sundays, the figure is almost 100 fewer than the 268 reported a week ago.
But the overall death toll remains the highest in Europe, and is now 34,636.
Meanwhile in Spain, the daily number of deaths dropped below 100 for the first time since its lockdown started.
The UK death numbers announced on Sundays and Mondays are typically lower than the other five days of the week, due to fluctuations in how quickly deaths are reported by hospitals and care homes.
Sunday’s figure is the lowest since 24 March,