UK: COVID-19 infection survey

UK: COVID-19 infection survey

The number of people in England who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased in recent weeks.

An estimated 59,800 people within the community population in England had COVID-19 during the latest week, from 4 to 10 September 2020, equating to around 1 in 900 people.

Younger age groups have seen the greatest increase in infection rates, particularly those aged 2 to 11, 17 to 24 and 25 to 34 years.

Number of new cases of COVID-19 has also increased across the community population as a whole.

Between 4 to 10 September 2020, there were around 1.10 new COVID-19 infections for every 10,000 people per day in the community population in England, equating to around 6,000 new cases per day.

These figures do not include people staying in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings.

Estimates show that 1,500 people in Wales had COVID-19 during the same period, which is around 1 in 2,000 people.

Author: The FINANCIAL