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Latest analysis say an estimated 2.3 million people or one in 30 has the virus - a rise of 33% on the week before.

According to the covid dashboard by in England

  • Positive cases up 33%
  • Deaths up 22%
  • Hospital amissions up 34%

The daily covid dashboard will now only be updated weekly on a Wednesday.

The rise is being driven by two new fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron - called BA.4 and BA.5.

In the week ending 24 June, the ONS estimates Covid rates were:

  • One in 30 in England - up from one in 40 the week before
  • One in 30 in Wales - up from one in 45
  • One in 25 in Northern Ireland - up from one in 30
  • One in 18 in Scotland - up from one in 20

It is certainly a case of 'live with it' though most concern remains with vulnerable people and demands on the NHS.