Our headline estimates suggest that at any time between 2 and 8 October 2020, around 1 in 160 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settings in England would test positive for #COVID19 – around 336,500 people ow.ly/OeSc50BUfX3 0.62% Estimated percentage of people with COVID-19 in Englan
Our estimate shows the number of infections has increased rapidly in recent weeks, and this is now our highest estimate since the survey began in May ow.ly/f4vO50BUg3r The most recent modelled estimate shows the number of infect
The highest rates of people testing positive for #COVID19 are in older teenagers and young adults.

Smaller increases are apparent across all of the other age groups, apart from those aged 70 and above ow.ly/KZay50BUg6J COVID-19 infection rates are highest among older teenagers a
During the most recent week (2 to 8 October 2020), we estimate there were around 27,900 new #COVID19 infections per day in England, not including those living in institutional settings ow.ly/6h6z50BUgcy The incidence rate has continued to increase in recent weeks
There is clear evidence of variation in #COVID19 infection rates across the regions of England, with highest rates seen in the north of the country ow.ly/1mhU50BUgho There is clear evidence of variation in the infection rates
In Wales during the same week (2 to 8 October 2020), we estimate that at any given time 7,900 people had #COVID19, or around 1 in 390 people ow.ly/C0l650BUgnS 0.26% Estimated percentage of people with COVID-19 in Wales
During the most recent two weeks of the study in Northern Ireland (25 September to 8 October 2020) we estimate that 0.41% of people had #COVID19, an average of 1 in 250 ow.ly/wcRb50BUgsB 0.41% Estimated percentage of people with COVID-19 in Northe
We are still inviting people from across the UK to join the #COVID19 Infection Survey.

If you receive an invitation letter, you could play a crucial role in helping us to understand the spread of the virus.

Learn more ow.ly/MwA450BUgF1

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