โ–ซ 58,786 COVID cases in 7 days on the UK government dashboard ๐Ÿ“ˆ
โ–ซ 867,778 estimated symptomatic cases by ZOE ๐Ÿ“ˆ
โ–ซ 5,072 hospital admissions in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 6,879 patients currently in hospital ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 188 patients in ICU ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 789 deaths in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š #CovidIsNotOver


First published in May 2022.







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latest details


UKHSA Latest Data

  • 789 deaths [within 28 days of first positive test result for COVID-19] reported in the last 7 days.
  • 58,786 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.
  • 319,113 coronavirus infections have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days according to data in the latest UK data report.
  • The number of deaths in the past week equates on average to around 113 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 41,141 deaths across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 4,822 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across the UK in the last 28 days.
  • 627 COVID-19 hospital admissions occurred on 15 May 2022.
  • 6,879 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds โ€“ reported as of 18 May 2022.
  • 188 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds โ€“ according to the data reported on 18 May 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures remain a concern for our under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 840 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 804 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 177,890 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result). Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 194,550 deaths in total, where the deceased personโ€™s death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, registered up to Friday 6 May 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: 126,543
โ–ซ 7d: 867,778โ†—๏ธ
โ–ซ 28d: 3,889,220

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 123,968 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 1,731,995

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 27,929,867




(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


  • JCVI provides interim advice on an autumn COVID-19 booster programme

The boosters would be for more vulnerable adults, alongside frontline social care and health workers, in order to maintain their protection over the winter against severe COVID-19. The advice should be considered as interim and for the purposes of operational planning for the autumn for the NHS, care homes and wider health community.

As in autumn 2021, the primary objective of the 2022 autumn booster programme will be to increase population immunity and protection against severe COVID-19 disease, specifically hospitalisation and death, over the winter period.

The JCVIโ€™s current view is that in autumn 2022, a COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • adults aged 16 to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group



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โ€œThe UK has lost 194,550 people, whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes, up to 6 May 2022. The irreplaceable loss of loved ones, the burden heart-breaking for so many families. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธIn all likelihood, the dreadful 200,000-milestone will be reached in June.โ€ โ€“ Dr Joe Pajak






must-read


At least 25m people in UK to be offered Covid booster this autumn
Vaccine body says extra jab will be for most vulnerable adults, frontline social care and health workers
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.






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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 22,232,377 positive cases so far to date (recorded) โ€“ Since the first case was reported at the end of January 2020
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ177,890 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 194,550 total deaths โ€“ Total number of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes โ€“ Registered up to Friday 6 May 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

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




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โ€” AUTHORS โ€”

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 19 May 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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