REACT findings show infections remain high 10 days into lockdown

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Ten days into lockdown and the latest findings from the ongoing REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) study shows coronavirus infection rates remain high with around 1 in 63 people currently have the virus; the highest figure reported since it began testing in May 2020 and an increase of more than 50% compared to December London’s prevalence was found to be almost twice that of the national average with 1 in 36 testing positive, the highest in the country, and all adult age groups have seen a rise in infections with people aged 18-24 most likely to be infected.