The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is still increasing with 114,030 cases. Its 7-day estimate shows 803,310 cases in a week. On average, it is estimated that 114,759 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.
First published in May 2022.
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Zoe Study UK Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
▫ 24h: 114,030
▫ 7d: 803,310
▫ 28d: 3,353,302
▫ 114,759 per day
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟭-𝗝𝗮𝗻-𝟮𝟮
(Source: Zoe COVID Study)
■ 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 26-May-2022)
- UK deaths involving COVID-19 continue to fall – ONS
The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus COVID-19 fell to 614 in the week ending 20 May 2022 (182 less than the previous week).
There were 13,023 total deaths registered in the most recent week, which was 13.7% (1,573 excess deaths) above the five-year average.
Of the 11,520 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 20 May 2022, 547 (4.7%) mentioned "novel coronavirus". Of these 547 deaths, 61.4% (336 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death. This is down from 62.6% the week before.
The number of deaths in private homes in England and Wales was 25.5% (662 excess deaths) above the five-year average, and 11.0% (223 deaths) above in care homes. This week’s figure was 10.4% (485 deaths) above the five-year average in hospitals, and 5.6% (46 deaths) above in other settings.
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Since February, the UKHSA has stopped publishing COVID updates at weekends. Now they take place on Mondays and Thursdays only. Since 20 May, the UK dashboard has stopped updating Northern Ireland data altogether and updates Wales on Thursdays only.
The virus doesn’t take a break at weekends.
It doesn’t show up twice a week only.
It doesn’t stop at a border either.
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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Researchers still don’t know precisely how many get long Covid, what causes it or how best to treat it.
About 1 in 5 US adults have health problems from COVID long after they first test positive, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Is Omicron Creating More Cases of Long Covid? — Bloomberg
Researchers say more study is needed on the effectiveness of booster shots against long COVID.
🚨 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
■ 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)
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
- What’s new | UK Government
— AUTHORS —
▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.
- Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 31 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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