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Covid: New variants the cause of increasing cases week on week

The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase across the UK in the week ending 24 June 2022.

The increases are likely to be caused by increases in infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

The estimated number of people in the community population testing positive was:

1,829,100 (1 in 30 people) in England
106,000 (1 in 30 people) in Wales
71,000 (1 in 25 people) in Northern Ireland
288,200 (1 in 18 people) in Scotland

The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase across the UK in the week ending 24 June 2022

Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for COVID on nose and throat swabs, 27 June 2021 to 24 June 2022

 

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