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London boasts lowest Covid infection rate in England

New stats show that numbers of Covid infections in the capital declined in the last week of 2022.

Pillar 2 tests showed that London saw its Covid case rate drop to 24.1 per 100,000 in the week up to January 1. This was a decline of 7.2 on the week before, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The city now boasts the lowest infection rate in England.

But health officials have advised that there could be reporting delays due to the festive break.

London hospitals have faced a tough winter with staff sicknesses, and of course industrial action by nurses as well as paramedics and ambulance staff.

Two million people in the UK have developed long Covid and have been left to endure debilitating symptoms and, in some cases, permanent disability.

Dame Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said: “Covid-19 continues to circulate at high levels and anyone eligible for a booster who has yet to take it up should come forward.”

Meanwhile admissions of people with flu has risen dramatically throughout the country.


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