Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases in England drop during second lockdown: Survey

UK’s PM Johnson during a visit to the Jenner Institute in Oxford, central England, on September 18, 2020, where he met scientists who are leading the covid-19 vaccine research. (AFP)

COVID-19 case numbers dropped in England during its second national lockdown, Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday.

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There were 521,300 cases in the community in England in the week to November 28, compared to 633,000 the week before. That equates to 1 in 105 people having COVID-19, compared to 1 in 85 a week earlier, the ONS said.

England started a second national lockdown on November 5 which ended on December 2. There is a lag between public health measures being taken and the impact on case numbers.

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Last Update: Friday, 04 December 2020 KSA 16:01 - GMT 13:01