Coronavirus infection numbers are dropping in the UK after the fourth lockdown. Credit: AP Photo/Yui Mok

Coronavirus infection numbers are dropping across the UK, according to the latest report by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures for the week leading up to the 12 February showed a decrease in the number of Coronavirus infections all across the UK, when put in comparison with previous weeks.

According to the report, the number of infection levels remains high, however, with around 553,000 overall cases across the UK.

Other studies of infection rates, such as the React study done by Imperial College London showed similar decline, as previously reported by the BBC. The study found that infection rates had dropped by two-thirds across England since the January lockdown.

The latest R number is estimated to be between 0.6 and 0.9, which also suggests that infection numbers are dropping. The number means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 6 and 9 other people.

According to the new ONS report, one in 115 people in England have the virus, compared to one in 80 people before.