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Number of coronavirus infections in England has ‘levelled off’, ONS says

Written by on 20 November 2020

The number of coronavirus infections in England appears to have “levelled off” in recent weeks, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

The ONS added daily COVID-19 infections rose by an estimated 38,900 in the most recent week to 14 November, down from around 50,000 the week before.

They added in a statement: “The incidence rate appears to have levelled off in recent weeks.”

Overall prevalence of COVID-19 infections however rose to 1 in 80 people from 1 in 85 the previous week.

The figures also found there are “substantial differences” in COVID-19 infection rates across England, with increases in London, the east of England and the South East.