Parts of UK see sharp rise in positive Covid-19 tests

Positive circumstances of Covid-19 are growing sharply in components of the UK, with round one in 60 individuals now testing positive in Wales and one in 85 in England, figures recommend.

An estimated 52,200 individuals in non-public households in Wales had Covid-19 between 12 and 18 December, based on the most recent an infection survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is the very best estimate for Wales because the survey started in the summer season, and is up from 33,400 individuals for six to 12 December – the equal of a bounce from round one in 90 individuals testing positive to round one in 60.

The price has additionally continued to rise in England, the place an estimated 645,800 individuals in non-public households had Covid-19 between December 12 and 18, up from 567,300 individuals between 6-12 December.

This is the equal of a bounce from one in 95 to at least one in 85 individuals.

The figures don’t embrace individuals staying in hospitals, care houses or different institutional settings.

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In areas of England, the speed has "continued to increase sharply" in London, japanese England and southeast England, the ONS stated.

London's price of new circumstances of Covid-19 has trebled in simply two weeks, based on the most recent weekly surveillance report from Public Health England.

The price stood at 602.2 circumstances per 100,000 individuals in the seven days to twenty December, up from 200.3 in the seven days to six December.

Rates have elevated in all areas, with japanese England recording the subsequent highest price after London (440.7) adopted by south-east England (380.6) and the West Midlands (218.8). 

The share testing positive in southwest England has additionally elevated throughout the newest week, whereas charges have continued to lower in northwest England and Yorkshire & the Humber. 

based mostly on web site supplies www.rte.ie

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