Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections double over nine-day period

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections double over nine-day period

The Department of Health and Social Care has published interim findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI on a study into coronavirus (COVID-19). The study examined levels of infection in the general population in England. Over 85,000 volunteers were tested between 16 and 25 October 2020, as part of the sixth Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) study. Findings show infections increased substantially, with the virus prevalence doubling over nine days. The R rate increased to 1.6, and the overall prevalence of infection in the community was 1.28%.

Infections continued to rise across all age groups and all regions in England, with the highest increase in those aged 55 to 64. The north west of England, Yorkshire and the Humber had the highest levels of infection.

View the pre-print report here.

Source: Latest interim findings from COVID-19 study published

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