Daily US Times: A major analysis suggests nearly 100,000 people are catching coronavirus every day in England.
The Imperial College London study says the pace of the epidemic is accelerating and estimates the number of people infected is now doubling every nine days.
The authors of the study say we are at a “critical stage” and “something has to change”.
Germany and France have turned to forms of lockdown to control the virus.
The government here is sticking to its regional strategy.
Experts are warning that the UK is fast approaching the peak in infections seen in the spring.
The React-1 study is highly influential because it is the most up-to-date assessment of coronavirus situation in the UK, with the last swabs taken only on Sunday and nearly 86,000 volunteers taking part.
The study shows cases are rising in every age group and in every region of England.
While new coronavirus cases are currently highest in the North, infections are surging more rapidly in the South.
The study compared the latest swabs collected between 16 and 25 October with the last round of swabs, between 18 September and 5 October.
The study suggests the number of people infected by the virus has more than doubled since the last round, with one in every 78 people now testing positive.
The hardest hit area is Humber and Yorkshire, where one every 37 people has the virus, the North West region’s is after their’s
Three times as many people aged 55-64 are infected by Covid-19 and twice as many over 65s.
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