COVID-19 infections have levelled off in England - ONS

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FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian wearing a face mask stands under Christmas lights at Oxford Street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London
FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian wearing a face mask stands under Christmas lights at Oxford Street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 infections in England appears to have levelled off in recent weeks, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday.

The ONS said daily COVID infections in England rose by an estimated 38,900 in the most recent week, to November 14, down from around 50,000 the week before.

"The incidence rate appears to have levelled off in recent weeks," it said in a statement.

Overall prevalence of COVID-19 infections however rose to 1 in 80 people from 1 in 85 the previous week.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)