The UK Office for National Statistics reported that COVID-19 cases have reached an all-time high in England just before March ended.
According to ONS data, one in 13 or more than 4,122,700 people had the virus on any given day over the week to March 26.
The figure is higher than the 3.7million recorded during the Omicron wave last January.
The highest figures were recorded in the southwest of England, where 9.4% of the population tested positive for COVID-19.
Most of the cases were found in Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch where one in nine people were infected with COVID-19.
Aside from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are also experiencing COVID-19 surges.
The recent spike in cases was attributed to the more infectious version of Omicron, the BA.2 variant.
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