The Zoe COVID Studyโ€™s positive symptomatic case estimate is increasing again with 115,850 cases. Its 7-day estimate shows 831,671 cases in a week. On average, it is estimated that 118,810 people are still infected every day in the UK.

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First published in May 2022.






latest details


UKHSA Latest Data โ€“ ENGLAND ONLY

  • 424 deaths in England [within 28 days of first positive test result for COVID-19] were reported in the last 7 days.
  • 36,708 new coronavirus infections in the last 7 days according to the latest England data report - the actual number England-wide is potentially significantly higher.
  • 202,033 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 60.6 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 22,109 deaths across England.
  • Meanwhile, a total of 3,137 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported across England in the last 28 days.
  • 475 COVID-19 hospital admissions in England occurred on 25 May 2022.
  • 4,197 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds in England โ€“ reported as of 27 May 2022.
  • 134 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds in England - according to the data reported on 27 May 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures remain a concern for our under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 848 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 812 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)

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: 115,850
โ–ซ 7d: 831,671
โ–ซ 28d: 3,438,070

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ–ซ 118,810 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 1,668,374

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ-๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
โ–ซ 28,886,550


COMMENT

New COVID cases remain fairly flat, hovering at just under 120,000 a day, though weโ€™re starting to see signs of an increase across the youngest age groups and in Scotland. Professor Tim Spector suspects other regions and age groups may follow suit.




(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 26-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.
Ventilation to reduce the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19
Guidance on the ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce the spread of respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19).
List of general population COVID-19 testing providers - GOV.UK

(Source: Gov.uk)






latest news


  • Infections continue to decrease in most UK countries โ€“ ONS

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to decrease in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the week ending 21 May 2022. The trend in the latest week is uncertain in Scotland.

In England, the percentage of people testing positive decreased in all age groups, except among those aged 25 to 34 years where the trend was uncertain. โ€ฏโ€ฏ The estimated number of people living in private households (not in hospitals, care homes and/or other communal establishments) that had COVID-19 in the most recent week was:โ€ฏ

  • 874,400 people (1 in 60) in Englandโ€ฏ
  • 52,900 people (1 in 55) in Walesโ€ฏ
  • 23,300 people (1 in 80) in Northern Irelandโ€ฏ
  • 135,400 people (1 in 40) in Scotlandโ€ฏ

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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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โ–  ๐Ÿงฌ COG-UK sequencing





(Source: COG-UK)






full uk data


๐Ÿ“ˆ ENGLAND COVID-19 CHART


(Source: UK Health Security Agency)






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.

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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

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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.



Sources
  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 27 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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