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England’s COVID-19 prevalence rises to 1 in 75, ONS says

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks in front of the Bank of England in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England is estimated to have risen to 1 in 75 people in the week to July 17, Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday, up from 1 in 95 recorded the week before.

“We estimate that 741,700 people within the community population in England had COVID-19… equating to around 1 in 75 people,” the ONS said.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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