One in 50 people in England had Covid in week to 2 January

Figure for people outside hospitals and care homes revealed as number of new daily cases in UK tops 60,000 for first time

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One in 50 people in private households in England – more than 1.1 million – are estimated to have had the coronavirus in the week ending 2 January.

The Office for National Statistics figures were released on Tuesday, as the number of new cases of people in the UK testing positive for Covid-19 topped 60,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

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