UKHSA COVID updates now take place on Mondays and Thursdays only. The virus doesnโ€™t take a break 5 days a week. It still spreads and kills people every day in the UK. We will continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day.

๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š #CovidIsNotOver


First published in May 2022.







covid summary


Zoe Latest Estimates

๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 24h: 119,640โ†—๏ธ
โ–ซ 7d: 826,296
โ–ซ 28d: 4,574,875

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 118,042/d

๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 1,824,770

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 27,181,729




(Source: UK Health Security Agency & Zoe COVID Study)





latest guidance


โ–  UK Governmentโ€™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:

๐Ÿ˜ฉ Shortness of breath
๐Ÿฅฑ Feeling tired or exhausted
๐Ÿค• An aching body
๐Ÿคฏ A headache
๐Ÿค A sore throat
๐Ÿคง A blocked or runny nose
๐Ÿ˜ž Loss of appetite
๐Ÿฅด Diarrhoea
๐Ÿคฎ Feeling sick or being sick


โ–  ZOE COVID Studyโ€™s Top 20 symptoms of COVID-19 (as of 12-May-2022)
ZOE



People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19
Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19.
COVID-19: people with COVID-19 and their contacts
Infectious diseases: schools and other childcare settings
Managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings posters.
Changes to COVID-19 testing in England from 1 April
Information on who can access free coronavirus (COVID-19) tests from 1 April 2022 and how to get them.
List of general population COVID-19 testing providers - GOV.UK
Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants: technical briefings
Technical briefing documents on novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.

(Source: Gov.uk)






latest news


  • Most clinically extremely vulnerable people taking COVID-19 precautions โ€“ ONS

Most people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable (referred to throughout as โ€œCEV peopleโ€) to COVID-19 were continuing to take precautions to protect themselves.

Of CEV people in England, 13% reported continuing to follow previous shielding advice and 69% were no longer shielding but were taking extra precautions. The majority of CEV people (78%) felt that it should be the law for those who test positive to self-isolate and 59% felt that it should be the law to wear face masks in public spaces.

The percentage who were very or somewhat worried about the effect coronavirus is having on their life right now was statistically significantly higher (46%) than the general adult population of England (34%).

Meanwhile, more than half (59%) of respondents reported that the pandemic had a negative effect on them; whilst 11% reported a positive effect and 30% reported no effect. Additionally, a statistically significantly higher proportion of CEV people reported feeling lonely often or always, compared with the general adult population of England (10% and 6%, respectively).

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comment


Since February, the UKHSA has stopped publishing COVID updates at weekends. Now they take place on Mondays and Thursdays only.

The virus doesnโ€™t take a break at weekends, nor does it show up twice a week only. It still spreads and kills people every day in the UK and around the world.

At PMP, we have decided to continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day, especially the Zoe COVID Study estimates โ€“ probably more accurate than the UK Governmentโ€™s own data especially since free testing has ended in England.

This thing is not over until it is over everywhere.

๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š #CovidIsNotOver






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variant news



โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ COG-UK sequencing

โ€œSouth Africaโ€™s daily coronavirus test positivity rate neared a record, rising above 30% on Saturday for the first time in almost five months as two sublineages of the omicron variant spread rapidly ahead of the nationโ€™s winter season,โ€ Bloomberg reported on Saturday.





(Source: COG-UK)






long covid


๐Ÿงฉ Long COVID UK

โณ
LONG COVID UK ESTIMATE (ONS โ€“ 6 May 2022)
๐Ÿšจ 1.8 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK
๐Ÿšจ 2.8% of the UK population currently live with long COVID
๐Ÿšจ 1 in 36 people in the UK has long COVID
๐Ÿšจ Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people (67% of long COVID sufferers)
๐Ÿšจ Of those, 346,000 people (19%) are โ€œlimited a lotโ€
๐Ÿšจ 556,000 (31%) first had COVID-19 before Alpha became the main variant; 249,000 (14%) in the Alpha period, 446,000 (25%) in the Delta period, and 438,000 (24%) in the Omicron period.
๐Ÿšจ Most common symptoms of long COVID:
โ–ซ fatigue (51%)
โ–ซ shortness of breath (33%)
โ–ซ loss of smell (26%)
โ–ซ difficulty concentrating (23%)
๐Ÿšจ Prevalence of long COVID is greatest in people:
โ–ซ aged 35-49 years
โ–ซ females
โ–ซ living in more deprived areas
โ–ซ working in social care, teaching, education or health care
โ–ซ with another activity-limiting health condition or disability

(Source: ONS)






education


โ–  Absence & Attendance in Schools

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additional data


โ–  Weekly New Hospital Admissions for COVID-19 (per million)




โ–  Cumulative number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK

(Source: ONS)



โ–  Total Cases & Total Deaths




โ–  Estimated ยฎ๏ธ Number

(Sources: UK Health Security Agency + Welsh Government
+ Scottish Government + N-I Ministry of Health)



โ–  Population Testing Positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)



โ–  Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)

(Source: NHS)



โ–  Stringency Index

(Source: University of Oxford)






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๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

๐Ÿงฎ Special thanks: @JoePajak | #NHS | NHS staff




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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 13 May 2022.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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