The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is up for the 7th consecutive day (with 127,503 cases). The 7-day estimate is up for the 5th consecutive day (with 859,133 cases). On average, it is estimated that 122,733 people are infected every day in the UK.
First published in May 2022.
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Zoe Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
▫ 24h: 127,503↗️ (up for 7 consecutive days)
▫ 7d: 859,133↗️ (up for 5 consecutive days)
▫ 28d: 3,979,827
▫ 122,733 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)
- Around 99% of adults have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies – ONS
In the week beginning 2 May 2022, 99.1% of adults in England and Scotland, and 98.9% of adults in Wales and Northern Ireland, had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
Additionally, in England 95.5% of children aged 12 to 15 years and 88.7% of children aged 8 to 11 years had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 is the specific virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19). The minimum level of antibodies included in the data was 179 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml).
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■ 🧬 Latest COG-UK sequencing
🚨 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
■ 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)
- 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 18 May 2022.
- Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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