Coronavirus cases continue to level off in England – ONS


Cases of coronavirus are still levelling off in England, according to data from swab tests of thousands of people in random households.

Modelling by the Office for National Statistics estimates there are 2,200 new infections per day.

Following a low point in June in the percentage of people testing positive for the virus, there was a small increase in July.

This is staying stable for the week ending 20 August, the ONS says.

Their figures are based on tests on people whether they have symptoms or not, giving one of the most accurate pictures of whether new infections are increasing.

Patients in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings are not included in this data.

This study is one of a number aiming to provide information on coronavirus within the UK.