The Zoe COVID Study’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).
First published in May 2022.
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Zoe Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
▫ 24h: 123,088↗️ (up for 4 consecutive days)
▫ 7d: 833,691↗️
▫ 28d: 4,312,662
▫ 119,099 per day↗️
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟭-𝗝𝗮𝗻-𝟮𝟮
■ 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 12-May-2022)
- Over a third of adults experiencing high levels of anxiety – 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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🚨 1.8 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK
🚨 2.8% of the UK population currently live with long COVID
🚨 1 in 36 people in the UK has long COVID
🚨 Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people (67% of long COVID sufferers)
🚨 Of those, 346,000 people (19%) are “limited a lot”
🚨 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.
🚨 Most common symptoms of long COVID:
▫ fatigue (51%)
▫ shortness of breath (33%)
▫ loss of smell (26%)
▫ difficulty concentrating (23%)
🚨 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
■ 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)
- What’s new | UK Government
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▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.
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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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