English COVID-19 prevalence rises after five weeks of falls

FILE PHOTO: A phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine concentrate is diluted with 1.8ml sodium chloride ready for use at Guy's Hospital in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has risen after dropping for five straight weeks, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.

The ONS said that an estimated 1 in 1,110 people had COVID-19 in the week ending May 15, compared to 1 in 1,340 a week earlier.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden)

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