English COVID-19 prevalence stabilises after sharp rise - ONS

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Leicester

LONDON (Reuters) - The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has steadied in latest weekly figures, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday, levelling off after a sharp increase in the previous week.

The prevalence of COVID-19 infections was estimated at 1 in 1,120 people in England, the ONS said, down slightly from 1,110 people a week ago.

Last week's figures showed an increase in prevalence after five straight weeks of falls.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Kate Holton)

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