COVID: 1.7m people had virus last week as levels continue to rise in UK

Covid-19 levels are continuing to rise in all four nations of the UK, with the increase probably caused by infections compatible with the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, the Office for National Statistics has said.

先週 1.7 million people in private households are estimated to have had the virus, の一部の居住者 23% から 1.4 million the previous week.

It is the highest estimate for total infections since the end of April, but is still well below the record high of 4.9 million reached at the end of March.

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