Almost 100,000 people catching coronavirus every day in England
According to researchers, the virus is spreading exponentially across the country, and the number of people infected is doubling roughly every nine days.
Researchers found that, while coronavirus case numbers are highest in the north of England, they are now rising most rapidly in the south.
Round of the study used results from 86,000 people between 16 October and 25 October to estimate that around 96,000 per day are contracting the virus.
The research puts the overall rate of infection in the community in England at 1.28 per cent, or 128 people per 10,000. ■