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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson makes Scotland visit despite concerns over whether trip 'essential'

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11.22am GMT

A total of 274,898 people tested positive for Covid in England at least once in the week to 20 January, the latest Test and Trace figures indicate.

This is down 17% on the previous week and is the lowest number since the week to 23 December last year.

11.12am GMT

Labour has gained a four-point lead over the Conservatives in YouGov’s latest poll of voting intentions.

Latest Westminster voting intention (26-27 Jan)

Lab – 41%
Con – 37%
Lib Dem – 6%
Green – 4%
Reform UK – 3%
SNP – 5%https://t.co/zagoLiHC6g pic.twitter.com/PpZtph1Xyz

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