▫ 78,697 COVID cases in 7 days on the UK government dashboard 📈
▫ 967,505 estimated symptomatic cases by ZOE 📈
▫ 6,940 hospital admissions in 7 days 🚨
▫ 11,590 patients currently in hospital 🚨
▫ 278 patients in ICU 🚨
▫ 1,098 deaths* in 7 days 🚨
First published in May 2022.
Note from UKHSA: Due to a technical issue affecting one data source, the number of reported COVID-19 deaths in England is lower than expected on 4 May 2022. Any delay in reporting is expected to catch up in the next couple of days.
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- 227 deaths due to coronavirus in the latest 24 hour report.
- 16,611 new coronavirus infections in the latest 24 hour report – the actual number UK-wide is potentially significantly higher, always worth checking out the data provided by the ONS and by the King’s College team in the accompanying tables.
- The total number of coronavirus infections reported across the UK in the last 7 days was 78,697, while in the last 28 days 629,266 infections have been reported.
- 1,098 deaths due to coronavirus have been reported in the last 7 days.
- The number of deaths in the past week equates on average to around 157 deaths each of the past 7 days. If this was to be the “new normal” for daily deaths caused by COVID-19, then annually this would equate to around 57,253 deaths across the UK.
- Meanwhile, a total of 6,451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
- 798 COVID-19 hospital admissions occurred on 30 April 2022.
- 11,590 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds – reported as of 3 May 2022.
- 278 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds – according to the data reported on 3 May 2022.
- All three of these healthcare measures remain a concern for our under-pressure NHS.
- 825 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
- 789 days since the first reported death (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 22 million people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
- In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 175,546 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 192,464 deaths in total, where the deceased person’s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 22 April 2022, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
(Source: UK Health Security Agency)
■ UK Government’s List of symptoms of COVID-19
After two years without updating its list of just three symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste), the NHS has finally updated its list of symptoms of COVID:
😩 Shortness of breath
🥱 Feeling tired or exhausted
🤕 An aching body
🤯 A headache
🤐 A sore throat
🤧 A blocked or runny nose
😞 Loss of appetite
🤮 Feeling sick or being sick
■ ZOE COVID Study’s Top 20 symptoms of COVID-19 (as of 28-Apr-2022)
There were 10,680 deaths registered in the week ending 22 April 2022 in England and Wales; 9.8% of which mentioned coronavirus. Deaths mentioning COVID-19 accounted for 1,042 deaths, an increase compared with the week ending 15 April 2022, when there were 1,003 deaths mentioning COVID-19. Of the 1,042 deaths involving COVID-19, 62.3% (649 deaths) recorded COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death, compared with 64.2% in the previous week.
In England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (18.3% above, 466 excess deaths), hospitals (2.9% above, 137 excess deaths) and care homes (2.0% above, 43 excess deaths), but below the five-year average in other settings (15.0% below, 123 fewer deaths).
The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 22 April 2022 was 12,182, which was 5.9% above the five-year average (674 excess deaths). Of these deaths, 1,185 involved COVID-19, which was 33 more than in Week 15. The deaths registered in the week ending 22 April 2022 (Week 16) are affected by the Easter Monday bank holiday. The five-year average for Week 16 includes a bank holiday in two of the five years.
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“227 deaths due to coronavirus in today’s latest UK government report, which means there have now been 1,098 deaths in the past 7 days, and 6,451 deaths in the last 28 days.” – Dr Joe Pajak
■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing
“South Africa may be entering a fifth Covid wave earlier than expected after a sustained rise in infections over the past 14 days that seems to be driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants, health officials and scientists have said.” (The Guardian)
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📈 UK COVID-19 data
(Source: UK Health Security Agency)
■ 🧮 Case & Death Totals
🦠22,090,523 positive cases so far to date (recorded) – Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
🕯️175,546 deaths so far – Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result – since the first reported death on 6 March 2020
🕯️ 192,464 total deaths – Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes – Registered up to Friday 22 April 2022 – according to the UK dashboard
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💉 Latest UK Vaccination
Note from UKHSA: Because of a data processing issue, it has not been possible to update figures for vaccinations by publish date or vaccination date. Figures will be added in a future release.
Note: Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
Total UK population: 67,081,234 (last year: 66,796,800), via ONS (subject to changes in population over the year). These figures were updated on 25 June 2021. (Source: ONS)
🚨 1.7 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK
🚨 2.7% of the UK population currently live with long COVID
🚨 1 in 37 people in the UK has long COVID
🚨 Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 1.1 million people (67% of long COVID sufferers)
🚨 Of those, 322,000 people (19%) are “limited a lot”
🚨 Most common symptoms of long COVID:
▫ fatigue (51%)
▫ shortness of breath (34%)
▫ loss of smell (28%)
▫ muscle ache (24%)
🚨 Prevalence of long COVID is greatest in people:
▫ aged 35-49 years
▫ living in more deprived areas
▫ working in social care, teaching, education or health care
▫ with another activity-limiting health condition or disability
■ Absence & Attendance in Schools
■ Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)
(Source: University of Oxford)
📚 Data Sources:
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice | PMP Magazine
- Variants: distribution of cases data | UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
- What’s new | UK Government
- UK data will not necessarily fully reflect the numbers in specific measures, e.g., where there are data issues, delays due to IT issues, or issues with reporting arrangements for the four nations. It is important therefore to note the specific reporting cycles of UK COVID-19 data when looking at how data are presented. Seven-day rolling averages are often used to help ‘smooth’ the various reporting cycles across different nations; nevertheless, care is needed when seeking to gain an accurate picture of the situation at any time. The deaths’ data used in the charts below relate to deaths ‘attributed to COVID-19 – each following a reported positive test result for COVID-19 within 28 days of their death’.
- From the week of 21 February 2022, the UK Health Security Agency will stop publishing dashboard updates at weekends. The dashboard will be updated as usual from Monday to Friday. Daily cases and deaths by report date published on Mondays will include figures from the weekend. These will not be separated out to show daily figures for Saturday and Sunday.
- Further detail can be found at the UK Health Security Agency.
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