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More than one million people in England had coronavirus last week, according to ONS study

More than one million people in England had Covid-19 last week, new figures show.

One in 55 people were infected with the disease between 10 and 16 January, according to the latest estimates from Office for National Statistics. 

This equates to 1.02 million people - or 1.88 per cent of the population - and is down from the 1.12 million cases that were estimated for the week up 2 January.

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