โ–ซ 60,927 COVID cases in 7 days on the UK government dashboard ๐Ÿ“ˆ
โ–ซ 4,022 hospital admissions in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 5,673 patients currently in hospital ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 158 patients in ICU ๐Ÿšจ
โ–ซ 675 deaths in 7 days ๐Ÿšจ


The Zoe COVID Studyโ€™s positive symptomatic case estimate still shows 118,892 cases. Its 7-day estimate shows 867,552 cases in a week. On average, it is estimated that 123,936 people are still infected every day in the UK.

๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š #CovidIsNotOver


First published in May 2022.







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latest details


UKHSA Latest Data โ€“ ENGLAND ONLY

  • 591 deaths in England [within 28 days of first positive test result for COVID-19] reported in the last 7 days.
  • 42,789 new coronavirus infections in the last 7 days according to the latest England data report - the actual number England-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.
  • 227,093 coronavirus infections have been reported across England in the last 28 days according to data in the latest England data report.
  • The number of deaths in England in the past week equates on average to around 84 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 30,816 deaths across England.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 3,859 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across England in the last 28 days.
  • 387 COVID-19 hospital admissions in England occurred on 21 May 2022.
  • 5,010 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds in England โ€“ reported as of 23 May 2022.
  • 150 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds in England - according to the data reported on 23 May 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures remain a concern for our under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 844 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 808 days since the first reported death in Britain (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 18.7 million people in England (according to the official reported positive cases data)
  • During this time, the virus has been responsible for at least 154,864 deaths (within 28 days of a first positive test result) in England. Official data also currently indicate there have been (at least) 164,053 deaths in England 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 Study UK 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: 118,892
โ–ซ 7d: 867,552
โ–ซ 28d: 3,610,592

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 123,936 per day

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 1,702,184

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 28,417,761




(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.
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


  • More than 8 in 10 pandemic home workers plan to hybrid work โ€“ ONS

More than 8 in 10 (84%) of pandemic home workers said they planned to carry out some form of hybrid working in the future, spending their working hours between their workplace and home.

Around four in ten people who had to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic said they planned to work mostly from home in the future, when asked in February 2022. This was a rise of over ten percentage points since April 2021.

During 2022, the proportion of working adults who reported hybrid working has risen from 13% in early February 2022 to nearly a quarter (24%) in late April and early May 2022. Around one in seven workers (14%) reported working from home exclusively, while the most common working pattern was travelling to work exclusively, with 46% of workers reporting this.

Hybrid working was more common among those in higher income brackets and was the most common working pattern for those earning ยฃ40,000 or more, while travelling to work was the most common working pattern among all other income groups.

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Since February, the UKHSA has stopped publishing COVID updates at weekends. Now they take place on Mondays and Thursdays only. And since 20 May, the UK dashboard has stopped updating Northern Ireland data altogether.

The virus doesnโ€™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 โ€“ probably more accurate than the UK Governmentโ€™s own data since free testing has ended in England.

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must-read


Covid: New variant of concern detected in Republic
Two cases of BA.4, a sublineage of Omicron, were detected here earlier this month
Havenโ€™t had COVID yet? It could be more than just luck.
Even taking into account people who have had COVID but didnโ€™t know it, thereโ€™s still likely to be a group of people who have never been infected.
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 ENGLAND COVID-19 CHART


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

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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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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 23 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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