Coronavirus levels continue to fall across the UK

Posted: April 26th 2022


Pandemic problems over in rural England then? This story tells us……

The number of people who currently have coronavirus in the UK is continuing to fall, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It suggests around 3.76 million people were infected in the week ending 16 April - roughly one in 17 people.

This is a fall of about 15% on the week before - when the figure stood at 4.4 million, or around one in 15 people.

Other ONS data suggests more than 70% of people in England have had coronavirus since the pandemic began.

ONS officials welcomed the overall decline in infection in the UK in recent weeks, but warned levels of the virus remain high.

The latest study, based on testing by the ONS, gives the clearest available picture of the virus' spread since free testing ended for most people in England at the beginning of this month.

Some limited free testing for the public will continue in Scotland until the end of April, and in Wales and Northern Ireland until the end of June.