Nearly one in four people in Central Bedfordshire who took a PCR test in the run up to Christmas turned out to have Covid.
The latest Covid dashboard figures show in the week up to December 24 the figure was a record high of 24.5%, beating the previous weekly highest of 23% set just a day earlier [the rolling weekly figure is calculated daily]. Following a period of stability, Central Bedfordshire's weekly positivity rate has been steadily creeping up since being recorded at 12.4% for the week ending December 12.
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Across the UK, the figures show 22.4% of people who took a PCR test in the week to December 24 got at least one positive result.