Coronavirus: Virus cases may be hitting 6,000 a day

The ONS found infection rates were higher in the North West and London, based on random testing of thousands of people in households.The ONS found infection rates were higher in the North West and London, based on random testing of thousands of people in households.

The figures are for the week to 10 September.

New England-wide measures could soon be brought in to reduce cases.

This follows

over the last two weeks and ongoing problems with the government's test and trace programme, leading to people struggling to access tests.

Cases of the virus and hospital admissions for Covid-19 are now thought to be doubling every seven to eight days in the UK.

, which has been producing weekly estimates of virus cases since April, tests people whether they have symptoms or not.

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