How rife is Covid in YOUR town? England’s outbreak has PEAKED, massive testing survey suggests – but more people are still infected than ever before with one in TEN carrying virus in parts of the South West
Covid cases in England have peaked but a record one in 13 are still infected, a massive testing survey suggests.
Data from the Office for National Statistics, which shows 4.1million people (7.6 per cent) in England had Covid in the week ending April 2, less than half a per cent higher that one week earlier.
But in the worst-hit parts of the country — Plymouth, Torbay and South Hams — up to one in 10 people were carrying the virus.
It comes as daily cases have been trending downwards for two weeks. But experts warn these are now almost meaningless because they rely entirely on people coming forward for tests.