UK's ONS says prevalence of COVID-19 in England falls for fifth week

People line up outside a mobile vaccination centre, in Bolton

LONDON (Reuters) - The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has fallen for a fifth straight week, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday ahead of a planned further easing of restrictions next week.

The ONS said that an estimated 1 in 1,340 people in England had COVID-19 in the week ending May 8, compared to 1 in 1,180 a week earlier.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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