An estimated 1,000,000 people had Covid in England last week, new figures have shown.

One in 55 people in private households had the virus between January 10 and 16 2021 – the equivalent of 1.02 million people, or 1.88% of the population.

This compares with an estimated one in 50 people, or 1.12 million, for the period December 27 2020 to January 2 2021.

One in 35 people had the deadly disease in London, amounting to 300,000 infections, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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