The PHE data suggest coronavirus cases have plateaued at a national level, with case rates remaining similar to the previous week across all age groups. Case rates rose in London, as well as the southeast and east of England, while all other regions saw a decrease.
“Everyone’s sacrifices over the past few weeks means cases have reduced significantly in many parts of the country,” PHE Medical Director Yvonne Doyle said in a statement. “However, the decline has started to stall and, overall, infection rates remain high so we must all stay vigilant.”
Doyle said people should consider reducing their contacts ahead of Christmas to “reduce the risk to you and your loved ones.”