There were an average of 38,900 new cases of Covid-19 per day in private homes in England between 8 and 14 November, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
This represents a decrease from about 47,700 new cases per day for the period October 31 to November 6.
The Office for National Statistics said that the rate of new infections “appears to have stabilized in the last week.”
The figures do not include people residing in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutional institutions.
The Office for National Statistics said an estimated 664,700 people in private homes in England contracted Covid-19 between November 8 and 14.
This equates to approximately 1.22% of the population.
The numbers represent a slight increase of 654,000 people, or 1.20% of the population, who were estimated to have Covid-19 from October 31 to November 6.
The Office for National Statistics said there were “substantial differences” in the positivity rates for different regions of England, resulting in a national average “similar to last week”.
While positivity rates continued to increase in London, the east of England and the southeast of England, rates now appear to be decreasing in the northwest and eastern Midlands, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The highest rates remain in northwest England (with an estimated 2.0% of people in private homes having tested positive for Covid-19) and Yorkshire and the Humber (1.9%).
When modeling the incidence level between different age groups, the Office for National Statistics said the rates among children of high school age (ages 7-11) appear to be increasing again, while rates for young adults (school year 12 through age 24) appear to be increasing. Early signs of settlement appear.
Both age groups have the highest estimated infection rates.
The National Statistics Office added that the rates continue to increase in children of primary school age (school year two to six), but “appear to be declining” in people aged 25 and over.
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