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ONS said after dramatic increase, English COVID-19 prevalence steadied
FILE PHOTO: A general view of Leicester city centre, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Leicester, Britain, May 27, 2021.



The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has steadied in latest weekly figures, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday, levelling off after a sharp increase in the previous week.

The prevalence of COVID-19 infections was estimated at 1 in 1,120 people in England, the ONS said, down slightly from 1,110 people a week ago.

Last week's figures showed an increase in prevalence after five straight weeks of falls.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Kate Holton)

Reuters, MAY 28, 2021 / 7:19 AM EDT GMT

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