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Is YOUR area a Covid hotspot? Interactive map shows the worst affected boroughs in the UK

Is YOUR area a Covid hotspot? Interactive map reveals worst affected boroughs in UK – as virus continues to fizzle out

  • ONS data shows 940,700 people were infected with Covid on any given day in the week ending November 8
  • A 29% drop from the previous week and marked the first time the number of cases fell below 1 million since mid-September
  • Sarah Crofts, deputy director for Covid-19 Infection Survey Analysis, says continued drop is ‘reassuring’

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England’s Covid wave has continued to crash for a second week in a row, official data shows.

Experts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that on any given day in the week ending November 8, 940,700 people were infected. This means that about one in 60 people had the virus during the week.

It was 29 percent lower than the week before and marked the first time since mid-September that the number of cases fell below 1 million.

Infections also fell in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with cases across all regions and age groups in England.

Experts praised the ongoing trends as “reassuring,” but warned that it “might be too early to say the recent wave of infections is over.”

Covid infections also fell in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with cases for the second week in a row in all four UK countries

Sarah Crofts, deputy director for Covid-19 Infection Survey Analysis, said: ‘While it may be too early to say the recent wave of infections is behind us, we have seen a second week of decline across the UK .

The number of infections in England is now below a million and the lowest in seven weeks. We’ve also seen a decline in every region of England and in every age group.

“While it is reassuring to see these declines, we will continue to monitor the data closely throughout the winter months.”

The data shows that the number of infections in Scotland fell by 9 per cent to 97,500 in the same week. They fell by 14 per cent in Northern Ireland to 34,200 and by 23 per cent to 56,000 in Wales.

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