In the UK, 521,300 people had COVID-19 from November 22 to 28 – up from 633,000 in the previous week.
The Office for National Statistics says there was one in 105 people in the UK Corona virus During this period – an improvement of 85 seen seven days earlier.
New data also show that the percentage of positive testing individuals has declined in all regions except the Northeast.
Infection rates were higher in the Northeast, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber.
Positive rates for all ages seem to be falling over the past week, with rates among middle-aged children being the highest.
A positive ratio is the percentage of people who test positive for COVID-19 at some point.
For the week from November 22 to 28, the ONS estimated that there were 4.71 new COVID infections per 10,000 people per day in the UK – equivalent to about 25,700 new cases per day.
The incidence rate has been declining in recent weeks.
The most recent week’s data shows that the number of positive cases in Wales has not decreased, with an estimated 18,100 cases – one in 170 affected.
This is up from 16,400 or 0.54% of the population between November 15 and 21.
The latest news comes as Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has described the situation in the country as “very serious”.
He said Wales was “once again on the rise in the corona virus” following the reduction of cases from the 17-day firebreak lockdown that ended on November 9th.
In Northern Ireland, positive rates rose in mid-October, which has been steadily declining for the most recent week.
An estimated 9,500 people have been infected with the virus in the first week of November 22 in Northern Ireland, equivalent to one in 190 people.
There are also early signs that the positive rate is starting to decline in Scotland, with an estimated 40,900 cases this week, or one in 130 tested positive.
In the most recent week of the study, positive rates above 2.5% were seen in the table below for Yorkshire and The Humber and the North West.
The lowest rates are in the Southeast, South West and East of England.
The ONS said the prevalence of infection among secondary school children – (school years seven to 11) – and adolescents (12 to 24 years of school year) was very high when sampled the level of infection among different age groups in the UK.
However, it is estimated that rates will fall for all ages.