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More than 2m people in UK had Covid in early October as flu cases rise

One in 30 people in England and one in 25 in Wales infected, with mixed picture across ages and regions

More than 2 million people in the UK are estimated to have had Covid in early October, as figures suggest levels of flu are on the rise.

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, about one in 30 people in England – 3.1% of the population – had Covid in the week ending 10 October based on swabs from randomly selected households. The figure is an increase from one in 35 the week before, and suggests about 1,706,200 people in the community were infected in the most recent week.

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