Nearly a third of London residents or 29% are likely to test positive for the antibodies of COVID-19 indicating the rapid spread of the U.K strain of the disease in February, according to a report.
- Findings of the Office for National Statistics cover the 28 days to Feb. 11, up from one in every five people in the city who tested positive in the January. This is the highest in any region in the U.K.
- England and Wales reported deaths 18.8% above the five-year average in the week ending Feb. 19, while COVID-19 related deaths fell 28% to 4,079 in the period versus the previous week.
- Total U.K. death toll from COVID stands at 123,000.