The prime minister recently announced that around 1 million people are currently infected with coronavirus in England.
During his brief at 5pm, the prime minister announced that on average, 1 in 50 people in England are currently infected with Coronavirus.
The virus is spreading rapidly according to the government, especially in London, where the virus is most common.
Numbers of people with coronavirus in private households between 27 December and 2 January, according to the ONS:
London – around one in 30
Southeast England – around one in 45
Eastern England – around one in 45
Northwest England – around one in 45
East Midlands – around one in 50
Northeast England – around one in 60
West Midlands – around one in 65
Yorkshire and the Humber – around one in 65
But, despite this troublesome news, brighter days may be ahead, as the new oxford vaccine has started to be rolled out, and around 25% of over 80s in the UK have been vaccinated already, with many more vulnerable vaccinated also.
If things keep going the way they are, the PM says full vaccination of the most vulnerable can be achieved by mid february, meaning restrictions can loosen up a bit.