England Covid cases almost doubled within a week, according to ONS

PHE official warns of increase in all age groups, as almost 60,000 people thought to have had virus in early September

Coronavirus cases in England almost doubled in the space of a week, with infections becoming more widespread across all ages, leading one expert to say a second wave had begun.

Almost 60,000 people are thought to have had the virus from 4 to 10 September 2020 – one in every 900 people – with about 6,000 new cases per day, according to the ONS survey of randomly selected people in the community.

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