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COVID-19 infection rates are increasing across the U.K.

COVID-19 infection rates are rising in the United Kingdom, with the Delta variant being linked to 99 percent of cases.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a rise in cases on July 3, 2021. The ONS estimated that 332,900 people in England had COVID-19 (1 in 160 people), 9,000 people in Wales (1 in 340 people), 6,100 people in Northern (1 in 300 people), and 53,200 people in Scotland had COVID-19 (1 in 100 people). Estimated infection rates in England increased across all age groups, with those from ages 12 to 24 years having the highest rates.

According to the U.K. COVID-19 dashboard, on May 1, a total of 1,907 new cases were reported with a seven-day average of 2,023.6, which is lower than July. About 36,660 confirmed new COVID-19 cases had been reported across the United Kingdom on July 13, 2021.

On July 10, 2021, BBC reported that the Delta variant was now found in 99 percent of cases. Experts said two-thirds of adults have now been double-vaccinated against the virus, which could help prevent a massive increase in cases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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