New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that almost 28,000 people were infected every day during the first week of October.
The ONS estimates that between 2 and 8 October there was 27,8000 new cases a day across England, but these number do not include those who live in institutional settings.
England saw around 5.11 infections per 10,000 a day, whilst the ONS estimated that Wales had 7,900 with the virus in the same period, or 1 in 390.
North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, including the North East have a prevalence of above 1%, and the West Midlands, East Midlands and London are below the average across England.
ONS data shows that there is “growth in positivity in every region of England, and regions which have the highest rates have appeared to have “levelled” this week.
However, the ONS warned that this could be just a “temporary pause in growth.”