COVID-19 prevalence in England falls to 1 in 220 people infected

Passengers wear protective face coverings on a London bus, whilst the reproduction "R" number of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom has risen and may be above 1, London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has fallen again, with 1 in 220 people infected in the week ending Feb. 27, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.

That is down from 1 in 145 people estimated to have coronavirus in the previous week’s ONS Infection Survey, a widely watched estimate of community prevalence of COVID-19 infections.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Sarah Young)

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