The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is currently 140,521 cases (+19.3% in a week). The 7-day estimate shows 910,331 cases in a week (+13.3%). On average, it is now estimated that at least 130,047 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.
First published in June 2022.
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Zoe Study UK Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 (as of 9-Jun)
▫ 24h: 140,521
▫ 7d: 910,331
▫ 28d: 3,405,848
▫ 130,047 per day
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟭-𝗝𝗮𝗻-𝟮𝟮
ONS Infection Survey UK Latest Estimates
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 (as of 2-Jun)
▫ 7d: 989,800
▫ 28d: 3,959,200
▫ 141,400 per day
■ 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)
Nice to know the #HealthSecretary is more concerned with his attempt to be #PM (or at least back as #Chancellor) than he is about Health.— Bit Boring Peter 🕊️🇬🇧🏴🇪🇺☦️💙😴 (@peter_boring) June 11, 2022
I wonder how the folks that read the Times (generally a bit older, and more middle-class than average) will react?https://t.co/LjmyFkiVOa
People also mix up what "endemic" means— Bit Boring Peter 🕊️🇬🇧🏴🇪🇺☦️💙😴 (@peter_boring) June 11, 2022
It does NOT mean "mild" NOR does it mean "not mild"#OxfordEnglishDictionary
"1. (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area".
If your nation regularly gets Ebola, it is endemic. Still kills you
Since February 2022, the UKHSA has slowly reduced the publishing of its daily COVID updates, following the UK Government’s narrative that we should all “live with the virus”.
England now reports on weekdays, Scotland reports on Mondays and Thursdays only, Wales reports on Thursdays only, and Northern Ireland has stopped reporting altogether.
The virus doesn’t take a break at weekends.
It doesn’t infect people from time to time.
It doesn’t stop at a border either.
The virus still spreads and kills people every day in the UK and around the world. COVID-19 is NOT over.
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, and the ONS COVID Infection Survey estimates.
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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing
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.
- Long Covid can lead to trauma and depression — Sunday Times
Research carried out in the Mater Hospital in Dublin has found significant evidence of brain-related neurological and psychiatric conditions among Irish patients with long Covid.
🚨 2.0 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK (vs 1.8 million last month)
🚨 3.1% of the UK population currently live with long COVID (vs 2.8%)
🚨 1 in 33 people in the UK has long COVID
🚨 Long COVID symptoms adversely affect the day-to-day activities of 1.4 million people, 71% of long COVID sufferers (vs 1.2 million)
🚨 Of those, 398,000 people (20%) are “limited a lot” (vs 346,000)
🚨 593,000 (30%) first had COVID-19 before Alpha became the main variant; 239,000 (12%) in the Alpha period, 427,000 (21%) in the Delta period, and 619,000 (31%) in the Omicron period.
🚨 Most common symptoms of long COVID:
▫ fatigue (55%)
▫ shortness of breath (32%)
▫ cough (23%)
▫ muscle ache (23%)
🚨 Prevalence of long COVID is greatest in people:
▫ aged 35-69 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 11 June 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
- Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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