The England-wide figure is estimated to be between 0.8 and 1.0.
John Fuller, a senior Tory council leader, has come under fire for claiming the £500 payment could encourage people to catch Covid-19.
The bloc drew widespread condemnation for its plan to override part of the Brexit deal as part of its export controls on coronavirus vaccines.
Boris Johnson's top choice for the role cited "personal reasons", according to reports.
Boris Johnson has announced a raft of new measures to tackle the sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
Days after Scotland confirmed its first coronavirus deaths in more than a month.
Almost 200 passengers have been told to self-isolate after 16 coronavirus cases were linked to the flight from Zante to Cardiff.
Chancellor told by MPs furlough scheme excludes more than a million people.
A suspect has been arrested after a man was killed at a demonstration against the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.