The Zoe COVID Studyโ€™s positive symptomatic case estimate is up for the fourth consecutive day (with 123,088 estimated cases). The 7-day estimate is also increasing for the second consecutive day (with 833,691 estimated cases).

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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: 123,088โ†—๏ธ (up for 4 consecutive days)
โ–ซ 7d: 833,691โ†—๏ธ
โ–ซ 28d: 4,312,662

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 119,099 per dayโ†—๏ธ

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 1,776,081

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 27,426,337




(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


  • Over a third of adults experiencing high levels of anxiety โ€“ ONS

Just over a third of adults (34%) reported experiencing high levels of anxiety in the period from 27 April to 8 May 2022. The figure was slightly higher among younger adults:

  • 42% among those aged 16 to 29 years
  • 34% among those aged 30 to 49 years
  • 31% among those aged 50 to 69 years
  • 30% among those aged 70 years

A slightly higher proportion of women (37%) reported experiencing high levels of anxiety than men (31%).

More than 1 in 20 (6%) of adults reported feeling lonely always or often in the latest surveying period. The figure increases to around a quarter of adults (25%) when those who feel lonely just some of the time are also included.

Around 4 in 10 (43%) adults reported they were very or somewhat worried about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives. This figure was 39% in the previous period.

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We, at PMP, 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 since free testing has ended in England.

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As of 12 May 2022, ECDC has reclassified Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 from variants of interest to variants of concern.
Childrenโ€™s activity levels have not recovered after end of Covid restrictions โ€“ study
Only about a third of children and young people are meeting recommended activity levels, Bristol study finds
Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers
Decision-makers discussing landmark agreements on health and biodiversity must include four actions to reduce the risk of animals and people exchanging viruses.
Severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of ageing.
A new study finds that the cognitive loss from severe COVID is the same as losing 10 IQ points.
Long COVID in children is real and serious. There are treatments available... just not in the UK.
My daughter Jasmin has had long COVID for the past 16 months. I tried for over 6 months to get her research bloods done in the UK. Hitting brick walls, in desperation I took her to Germany in February.






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)






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

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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 15 May 2022.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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