Around 1 in 13 people in England had COVID-19 last week: ONS

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A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) notice is seen in the window of a bus in London, Britain February 20, 2022. REUTERS/May James

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LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) - Roughly 1 in 13 people in England, Wales and Scotland had COVID-19 last week, a similar ratio to the previous week, official estimates showed on Friday.

In Northern Ireland, the estimated rate was 1 in 16, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was the dominant strain in all regions of the United Kingdom, the ONS added.

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Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Kate Holton

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