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Covid-19 infections continue to rise in UK

Covid-19 infections in England and Wales are continuing to surge to 14 percent in one week, according to official figures.

The Official National Statistics (ONS) announced that may be 1.1 million people in the UK have to tested positive for the virus in the past week.

It is too early to announce if this increase could be identified as a new wave, ONS’s deputy director Sarah Crofts, said.

The country is witnessing an autumn wave of Covid-19 along with increases in hospital admissions, Tim Spector the co-founder of the Zoe Health Study, added.

Separate figures from the NHS show the number of people in hospital in England with Covid-19 stood at 7,024 on September 28, up 37 percent week-on-week.

NHS has noted the highest increase in infections among people over the age of 80, and lowest among children between the age of two and school Year 6, which is age 10 or 11.

Moreover, NHS’s director of public health programmes Mary Ramsay has warned the people to boost their protection against disease by getting vaccinated if it possible.

In England, the number of people testing positive in the week to September 17 was 857,400, or around one in 65 — up from 766,500, or one in 70.

In Wales, 62,900, or one in 50 people, up from 39,700, or one in 75, are estimated to have the virus.

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