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Covid cases at an all-time high, free testing scrapped... so what will happen now?

Analysis: Scientists think we may be reaching a peak, but many cases will go undiagnosed * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Almost 5 million people in the UK are now believed to have Covid-19, it was estimated last week – an all-time high figure for the disease which first struck the nation two years ago. Hospital admissions and deaths are also rising but not nearly so sharply, scientists added. This sharp jump in case numbers is being driven by the virus variant BA.2 which is even more transmissible than the original Omicron version that swept the UK at the beginning of the year. Continue reading...

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