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More than 60,000 new Covid-19 infections are happening a week in England, according to official figures.

The number from the Covid-19 Infection Survey, being led by the Office for National Statistics, is far higher than the number of confirmed positive tests announced by the Government daily.

Boris Johnson stressed in the Commons on Wednesday that this figure had now fallen to 2,400 and the figures of positive tests from Public Health England suggest there is very little of the virus now in London.

However, the wider ONS study on infections in the community put the number of new cases a week at an estimated 61,000 across England.

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