Omicron sweeps through swathes of London’s population

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By Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) -One in 20 Londoners had COVID-19 last week and that could have risen to 1 in 10 by the start of this week, according to early modelled estimates that underlined the relentless advance of the Omicron variant. The Office for National Statistics published new estimates on Thursday that showed around 1 in 20 people in London had COVID-19 on Dec. 16, compared with 1 in 30 on Dec. 13. Daily modelled estimates for the following days – subject to much greater uncertainty and prone to revision – suggested that may have risen to roughly 1 in 10 on Sunday. The figures came…

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