โ–ซ 63,296 COVID cases in 7 days on the UK government dashboard ๐Ÿ“ˆ
โ–ซ 839,831 estimated symptomatic cases by ZOE ๐Ÿ“ˆ
โ–ซ 5,772 hospital admissions in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 8,152 patients currently in hospital ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 189 patients in ICU ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 986 deaths in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š #CovidIsNotOver


First published in May 2022.







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latest details


UKHSA Latest Data

  • 986 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 7 days according to the latest UK data report.
  • 63,296 new coronavirus infections in the last 7 days according to the latest UK data report - the actual number UK-wide is potentially significantly higher, always worth checking out the data provided by the ONS and by the Kingโ€™s College team in the accompanying tables.
  • 456,341 coronavirus infections have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days according to data in the latest UK data report.
  • 986 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 141 deaths each of the past 7 days. If this was to be the โ€œnew normalโ€ for daily deaths caused by COVID-19, then annually this would equate to around 51,413 deaths across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 6,014 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 833 COVID-19 hospital admissions occurred on 10 May 2022.
  • 8,152 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds โ€“ reported as of 13 May 2022.
  • 189 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds โ€“ according to the data reported on 13 May 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures remain a concern for our under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 837 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 801 days since the first reported death (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 22.2 million people in the UK (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • In this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 177,410 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 193,713 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 29 April 2022, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)

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: 123,872โ†—๏ธ (up for 5 consecutive days)
โ–ซ 7d: 839,831โ†—๏ธ
โ–ซ 28d: 4,192,144

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 119,976 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 1,762,020

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 27,550,209




(Source: UK Health Security Agency)





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


  • Lower COVID-19 death rates among those who had booster jab โ€“ ONS

Monthly age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) for deaths involving COVID-19 have been consistently lower for people who had a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine than for unvaccinated people.

The ASMRs were significantly lower than those for unvaccinated people, or those who had received a first or second dose of the vaccine, in all months since booster introduction in September 2021.

Those over 50 years who had received a booster at least 21 days ago had lower ASMRs in all months, compared with unvaccinated people. This has also been the case among younger age groups where rates can be calculated, although trends are now less clear due to lower mortality rates with larger confidence intervals.

Changes in non-COVID-19 mortality by vaccination status are largely driven by the changing composition of the vaccination status groups; this could be because of the prioritisation of clinically extremely vulnerable and people with underlying health conditions, and differences in timing of vaccination among people who were eligible.

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must-read


Long Covid: Staff suffering long-term coronavirus symptoms need more help to carry on working
Companies are failing staff suffering from long Covid leaving them open to legal action as the condition could amount to a disability under the Equality Act, says an employment specialist
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.






variant news



โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ COG-UK sequencing





(Source: COG-UK)






full uk data


๐Ÿ“ˆ UK COVID-19 data


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)


โ–  ๐Ÿงฎ Case & Death Totals
๐Ÿฆ 22,203,799 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ177,410 deaths so far โ€“ Number recorded within 28 days of first positive test result โ€“ since the first reported death on 6 March 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ 193,713 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes โ€“ Registered up to Friday 29 April 2022 โ€“ according to the UK dashboard.

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vaccination


๐Ÿ’‰ Latest UK Vaccination

Note: UK vaccination data is now published weekly on Mondays.






(Source: UK Health Security Agency + Public Health Wales
+ Public Health Scotland + HSC NI + ONS)


Note: Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.

PMP Xtra

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)









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

Going further...






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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โ–ซ Dr Joe Pajak, PhD in physical chemistry: exploring the data, governor of an NHS FT hospital.
โ–ซ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.


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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 16 May 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
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