The data shows that supermarkets are the most popular locations for displaying Covid in England

A shopper outside a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Leeds on 5 November, 2020.

New government data shows that supermarkets are the most common place of exposure for those who contract Covid-19 in England.

The data showed that 128,808 people had tested positive for the virus during that period. Together, they presented 9,789 shared places that they visited.

The locations they went the most were supermarkets, followed by high schools, elementary schools and hospitals.

The following are the proportions of all the common sites included in the data:

Manufacturing Engineering – 1.4%

Family under five – 1.2%

Restaurant or cafe – 1.0%

These numbers came amid a second national lockdown in England, which is hoped to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

The tighter restrictions are set to last until at least December 2, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying earlier this week that it was “too early” to set a date for the lockdown to be lifted.

On Tuesday, the daily number of deaths in the UK rose to nearly 600 for the first time since May.

With Christmas just over a month close, Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College London (UCL) and a member of the Emergencies Scientific Advisory Group (Sage), warned the public Thursday of the “big risks” of socializing during the holidays.

“My personal view is that we focus too much on celebrating Christmas almost naturally.”

The United Kingdom has so far recorded 53,274 deaths due to the virus, and a total of 1,430,341 infections.

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