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In England, the rise was driven by sharp increases in London, as well as rises in the South East and East Midlands.

But the proportion of people testing positive in the North West and Yorkshire has continued to fall.

Roughly one in every 95 people had the virus across Britain.

Covid cases are stable in Northern Ireland with about one in every 215 people testing positive, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.

There were increases in people testing positive in all age groups apart from 17-24-year-olds and 50-69-year-olds.

The figures suggest infections maybe levelling off in teenagers and young adults.

The highest proportions of Covid cases are now found in London and the East Midlands, followed by the North East and North West of England.

Related Topics Office for National Statistics Coronavirus pandemic


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