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Researchers say flu levels are still very low but overall the results suggest that the English region most affected by the virus is the North East with 19,200 per 100,000.
Dr Alma Adler, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said: "We now need more people to sign up and let us know how they are feeling so we can study these figures in greater depth and increase our understanding of seasonal flu."
An increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill means the flu season has officially begun. Doctors say anti-viral drugs should be given to people at risk of developing complications from flu - and it's not too late to have a vaccination