ONS estimates 132,000 people in England have Covid-19

Pete Benton, the director of Population and Public Policy Operations at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimates that 132,000 people in England currently have Covid-19. The ONS has been carrying out tests on a random selection of people from 10,000 households. According to the ONS’ estimates, an average of 148,000 people in England had Covid-19 between April 27 and May 10 - the equivalent of 0.27% of the population.