The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate still shows 125,012 cases. The 7-day estimate is up for the 6th consecutive day (with now 873,150 cases). On average, it is estimated that 124,736 people are still infected every day in the UK.
First published in May 2022.
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Zoe Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
▫ 24h: 125,012
▫ 7d: 873,150↗️ (up for 6 consecutive days)
▫ 28d: 3,809,854
▫ 124,736 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)
- Northern Ireland and UK headline data on cases, deaths and testing no longer updated – UK Government
From 20 May 2022, the Department of Health Northern Ireland stopped reporting data on cases, testing and deaths.
This means that UK headline figures for these topics will not be updated.
- Deaths due to COVID-19 increased between March and April 2022 – ONS
The proportion of deaths due to coronavirus COVID-19, out of all deaths that involved COVID-19, increased between March and April 2022 in England and Wales.
In England the proportion of deaths due to COVID-19 (out of deaths that involved COVID-19) increased from 63.0% in March 2022 to 64.2% in April 2022. During the same period in Wales, the proportion increased from 64.3% to 65.1%.
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Since February, the UKHSA has stopped publishing COVID updates at weekends. Now they take place on Mondays and Thursdays only.
Better still, the UK Government announced today that “From 20 May 2022, Department of Health Northern Ireland stopped reporting data on cases, testing and deaths. This means UK headline figures for these topics will not be updated.”
The virus doesn’t take a break at weekends, nor does it show up twice a week only. It spreads and kills people every day in the UK and around the world.
We, at PMP, have decided to continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day, especially the Zoe COVID Study estimates – probably more accurate than the UK Government’s own data since free testing has ended in England.
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Note: UK vaccination data is now published weekly on Mondays.
Note: Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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)
🚨 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
— AUTHOR —
▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.
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- Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 20 May 2022.
- Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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