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.theguardian - 1 month ago

UK Covid live: number of people testing positive falls across four nations

Latest updates: ONS figures show 1 in 480 people in England have Covid, 1 in 500 in Scotland, 1 in 920 in Wales and 1 in 710 in Northern Ireland
Rapid testing in England may be scaled back over false positivesVariant first detected in India is found in the UKWorkers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, research findsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.28pm BST PA Media reports: When modelling the level of infection among different age groups in England, the ONS said rates have decreased in most groups except secondary school children (school years 7 to 11) and people aged 50 to 69, where the trend is uncertain. 12.19pm BST In England, the percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 fell in the week ending 10 April 2021, according to ONS figures. It is estimated that 112,600 people within the community population in England had Covid, equating to about one in 480 people. This is down from one in 340 the previous week.In Wales, the percentage of people testing positive has decreased in recent weeks, with the ONS estimating that 3,300 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settings in Wales had Covid in the week ending 10 April 2021, equal to one in 920 people. This number is down from one in 800 the previous week, and is the lowest since the week to 10 September. Continue reading...


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