Matt Hancock tests positive for Covid again – but is ‘feeling fine’

MATT Hancock has tested positive for Covid again – but the ex-health secretary says he’s “feeling fine thanks to the vaccine.”

The MP said that he has been isolating at home since testing positive for the virus yesterday afternoon.

Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus

Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirusCredit: PA

The former Health Secretary tweeted: “Yesterday afternoon I tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve been isolating at home since then.

“Thankfully I feel fine.

“Much better than last time and that’s thanks to the vaccine. Get your booster now if you haven’t already.”

A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta.

Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said.

The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Brits’ arms to ward off the need for any new restrictions.

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Matt Hancock first had coronavirus in April 2020 – and he revealed he lost half a stone while suffering from the virus.

Describing the effects of the disease, he said nearly two years ago: “It is rough, especially when you are on the downhill part of it – it’s very worrying because we’ve all seen how serious it can get.

“I had a couple of days when it was really very unpleasant and I’ve lost about half a stone.”

In June 2021, disgraced Hancock was forced to resign after we exclusively revealed he cheated on his wife with aide Gina Coladangelo, 43, and broke his own Covid rules.

Mr Hancock, 42, and millionaire lobbyist Gina were caught on camera in a steamy clinch at his Whitehall office.

Meanwhile, daily Covid cases have dropped 45 per cent in a week in further signs the Omicron outbreak is on the way out.


A further 120,821 infections were announced this afternoon by the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA), compared with a record high of 218,724 reported seven days ago.

The January 4 data included extra cases and death that went unreported from Northern Ireland and Wales over the New Year bank holiday.

But today’s figures still mark a huge drop in case numbers week-on-week, indicating the country could be moving past the peak.

Last week Professor Neil Ferguson predicted cases would begin to fall this week.

There had been a steady drop in infections for five days running until yesterday, when a slightly higher figure was reported, likely due to the weekend effect.

Deaths, however, have been increasing – with some 379 deaths reported by today compared to 49 last Tuesday.

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