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UK Covid Infections (Positive Tests) Jumped To More Than 800,000 Last Week

New figures have shown coronavirus "infections" (Positive Tests) and hospitalisations from the illness continued to rise across the UK last week.

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that around 1 in 75 people in England had (Tested Positive) the virus last week, up from 1 in 95 the week before.

The analysis suggests more that 740,000 people in England were testing positive in the week ending 17 July, with almost all infections (Positive Tests) caused by the Delta variant of the virus.

The stats show rising cases in other parts of the UK, with 1 in 80 people in Scotland infected, compared to 1 in 90 the previous week, while 1 in 210 people in Wales were estimated to have the virus (Tested Positive) up from to 1 in 360 previously.

It means across the UK an estimated 832,100 were infected (Tested Positive) with the virus during the week ending 17 July.

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