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Coronavirus LIVE updates as nearly 120,000 new cases of coronavirus recorded – highest ever daily figure

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Case rates rising in every region of England and in every age group except five to nines

Covid-19 case rates are rising in every region of England, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from the UK Health Security Agency.

London has the highest rate, with 1,732.6 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to December 19, up significantly from 729.7 the previous week and the highest figure for London since comparable figures began.

Eastern England has the second highest rate at 1,027.7, up from 631.0.

The north east has the lowest rate at 470.1, up from 386.1.

Case rates in England are rising in every age group except five to nine-year-olds, the data suggests.

The highest rate is among 20 to 29-year-olds, with 1,741.0 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to December 19, up sharply week-on-week from 656.4.

The second highest rate is among 30 to 39-year-olds, up from 763.8 to 1,496.8.

The lowest rate is among people aged 80 and over at 112.7, up from 73.4.

Among five to nine-year-olds rates fell from 1,057.3 in the week to December 12 to 929.2 in the seven days to December 19.

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