Coronavirus: Only 1 in 1,010 people in England now has virus, ONS survey shows

The number of people with coronavirus in England plummeted by 40 per cent to just 54,200 infections last week meaning only one in every 1,010 people are now carrying the virus.

A weekly report from the Office for National Statistics today estimated the total number of infections is lower than at any point since early September and suggested it has been falling constantly for five weeks.

Evidence that Covid has been stamped out in Britain is now overwhelming as the vaccine rollout speeds ahead and official figures show 22million people – one in three – live in areas where not a single person has died with the virus this month.