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Interim results from largest COVID-19 study

Interim results from the fourth report of the country’s largest study on Coronavirus rates of infection have been published.

The study examines levels of infection in the general population in England by testing over 150,000 participants each month over a two-week period. Over 80,000 volunteers out of 150,000 have been tested so far between 18th and 26th September. Findings show infections increased substantially across the country before the R Rate fell to around 1.1, suggesting the growth of infection may be slowing. It is estimated 1 in 200 people in England were infected with the virus, reinforcing the need to remain vigilant.