A total of 167,369 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to 11 November, according to the latest Test and Trace figures.
This is the highest weekly number since Test and Trace was launched at the end of May and is an increase of 11 per cent in positive cases on the previous week.
– Half of Londoners have considered leaving the capital due to coronavirus
The coronavirus crisis has made Londoners more disillusioned with city life than people in other major European centres, new research suggests.
A survey of over 5,000 residents across London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Milan by engineering firm Arup showed that half of those questioned in the UK capital complained that amenities were too far away.
– Vaccine professor ‘absolutely delighted’ with latest trial results
Professor Andrew Pollard, the head of Oxford’s vaccine trial team, said he is “absolutely delighted” with the latest trial results which suggest it produces a strong immune response in older adults, adding it is also “really well tolerated”.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, he said: “The other thing that we found which I think is really important is the vaccine is really well tolerated in those who are over 55.
“We do know with these vaccines that adults tend to feel a bit ropey the day after they have been vaccinated… but that was very, very much less, particularly in those who are over 70.
“And that’s absolutely great news because if it’s well tolerated that’s going to really help with rollout should we be able to show that the vaccine actually works.”