A complete of three.2 million folks in non-public households are estimated to have had Covid within the week to twenty July.
This was down by 16 per cent from 3.8 million within the earlier week, the primary time in two months that whole infections have proven a week-on-week fall.
The up to date figures from the Office for National Statistics steered the newest wave of infections within the UK might have peaked, although charges nonetheless stay excessive.
What are the an infection figures by UK international locations?
Some 2.6 million folks in England have been more likely to have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the week to twenty July, the equal of round one in 20, the ONS mentioned.
This is down from 3.1 million, or one in 17, every week earlier.
In Scotland, 272,000 folks have been estimated to have had Covid-19 in the latest week, or round one in 19. This is down from 340,900, or one in 15.
Wales has seen infections fall to 156,200, or one in 19 folks, down from 183,200, or one in 17.
Northern Ireland is the one UK nation to have seen a week-on-week rise in prevalence, although the ONS describes the pattern as “uncertain”.
Infections right here have elevated to an estimated 113,400 folks, or one in 16, up from 88,400, or one in 20.
Where are the Covid hotspots in England?
The proportion of individuals testing optimistic for coronavirus decreased in all areas of England besides within the northeast, the place the pattern was unsure.
The northwest has the very best proportion of individuals testing optimistic, at 5.4 per cent within the week ending 20 July.
What variants are circulating?
Since the top of June 2022, nearly all of Covid-19 infections within the UK have been Omicron variants BA.4 or BA.5, with BA.5 comprising 77.7 per cent and BA.4 comprising 17.2 per cent of all sequenced infections within the week ending 17 July 2022, the ONS mentioned.