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One in 35 had Covid in England last week as Omicron drives record infections

In-the-community figures show London most affected with Sage warning hospitalisations rising fast

The growing wave of Omicron cases has helped drive Covid rates to record highs in England, with one in 35 people now infected across the country and one in 20 infected in London, official figures have shown.

Based on random swab tests taken in the community, the Office for National Statistics estimates that almost 3% or 1,544,600 people in England had Covid between 13 and 19 December, with infection rates higher than last week in all regions except the south-west.

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