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UK Covid-19 Infections Jump by Nearly 800,000 in a Week

Commuters at London Waterloo railway station in London.

Commuters at London Waterloo railway station in London.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Covid-19 infections in the UK have jumped by nearly 800,000 in a week, with some parts of the country nearing the record levels seen during the spring.

Hospital numbers are also continuing to increase, driven by the spread of the latest coronavirus subvariants Omicron BA.4 and BA.5.