Although the UKHSA COVID dashboard has now moved to weekly reporting to hide the inconvenient truth about the current rising wave of infection, PMP continues to publish its daily report.

The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is currently 231,589 cases (-25.9% in a week). The 7-day estimate shows 1,854,462 cases in a week (-21%). On average, it is now estimated that at least 264,923 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.

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First published in July 2022.

covid summary

Latest UK Dashboard

From 27 July we don’t publish the UKHSA data in our daily reporting. Those figures are just conveniently and undoubtedly flawed. Instead, we now focus on the ZOE COVID Study and the ONS Infection Survey data.

Our readers deserve the truth about COVID-19 and the UK government has clearly been doing everything – from ending free tests to irregular dashboard reports, delaying and ending some data reports – to make sure the media slowly lose interest in COVID reporting and get the public to believe both that they can live with the virus and that the pandemic is over. This is wrong and untrue, as the WHO and most public health experts have repeatedly told us.

For these reasons, PMP Magazine has so far, and will continue to publish COVID daily updates because we see it as part of our mission to always report the truth, even if it means we are the last media in the UK to do so.

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Reminder on data reporting in the UK

Since 1 July 2022, the COVID-19 UKHSA Dashboard has moved to weekly reporting.
The reporting of ZOE COVID Study data has remained daily.
The reporting of ONS Infection Survey data has remained weekly with a 7-day lag.

(Source: UKHSA | ZOE | ONS)

Zoe COVID Study Estimates

■ Daily Estimated Cases

ONS Infection Survey Estimates

■ Weekly Estimates Cases

■ Weekly COVID-19 Recorded Deaths


The data below are as officially reported today for the latest ‘available’ data set in each case, and produced by Dr Joe Pajak.

  • 1,132 deaths in England [within 28 days of first positive test result for COVID-19] as reported on the official dashboard in relation to the 7 days from 16 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
  • 1,345 COVID-19 hospital admissions in England occurred on 25 July 2022.
  • 10,121 patients were admitted to hospital in England in the last 7 days, according to the latest data provided.
  • 11,914 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds in Englandreported as of 27 July 2022.
  • 273 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds in England - according to the data reported on 27 July 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures an increasing concern for our under-pressure NHS.


  • 909 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020)
  • 873 days since the first reported death in Britain (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 19.6 million people in England (according to the official reported positive cases data)

latest guidance

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
🥴 Diarrhoea
🤮 Feeling sick or being sick


Check out the latest situation for 20 of the top travel destinations for Brits:

ZOE COVID Study’s Top 20 symptoms of COVID-19 (as of 14-Jul-2022)

ZOE COVID Study’s Incidence by Age Group (as of 14-Jul-2022)

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


latest news

Deaths involving COVID-19 increased in the UK – ONS

There were 694 deaths involving COVID-19 registered in the week ending 15 July 2022 in the UK an increase from 529 in the previous week. This accounted for 5.8% of all deaths in the latest week, an increase from 4.5% in the previous week.

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Infections continued to rise in England – ONS

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to increase in England, and trends were uncertain in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in the most recent week.

The estimated percentage of population living in private households (those not in care homes or other communal establishments) that had COVID-19 in the latest week was:

  • England (1 in 17 people)
  • Wales (1 in 17 people)
  • Northern Ireland (1 in 20 people)
  • Scotland (1 in 15 people)

Infections continued to increase in the North West, East of England, London and the South East and the trend was uncertain in all other regions of England. Infections also continued to increase in those in school Years 7 to 11, and those aged 50 years and over; trends were uncertain in all other age groups.

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Over one-third report wearing a face covering outside the home – ONS

More than a third (36%) of adults wore face coverings when outside their home, according to the latest data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey collected between 6 July and 17 July 2022.

Three-quarters (75%) reported they always or often wash their hands with soap straight after returning home from a public place. Around 29% said they always or often maintained social distancing when meeting up with people outside their household and 35% avoided older or more vulnerable people.

Around 27% of adults reported opening windows or doors to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other illnesses when they have visitors in their home.

[Read more...]

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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”.

UKHSA now reports only once a week.

The virus doesn’t take a break 6 days a week.
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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long covid

🧩 Long COVID


🚨 2 million people currently live with long COVID in the UK (vs 2 million last month)
🚨 3% of the UK population currently live with long COVID (vs 3.1%)
🚨 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, 74% of long COVID sufferers (vs 1.4 million)
🚨 Of those, 409,000 people (21%) are “limited a lot” (vs 398,000)
🚨 570,000 (29%) first had COVID-19 before Alpha became the main variant; 237,000 (12%) in the Alpha period, 394,000 (20%) in the Delta period, and 642,000 (33%) in the Omicron period.

🚨 Most common symptoms of long COVID
▫ fatigue (56%)
▫ shortness of breath (31%)
▫ loss of smell (22%)
▫ muscle ache (21%)

🚨 Prevalence of long COVID is greatest in people
▫ aged 35-69 years
▫ females
▫ living in more deprived areas
▫ working in social care, teaching, education or health care
▫ with another activity-limiting health condition or disability

🚨 Long COVID by occupation (ONS – 29 Jun-2022)
▫ Police and protective services (25%)
▫ Education (22%)
▫ Social care sector (22%)

long covid kids

🧩 Long COVID Kids


According to a recent systematic review and meta-analyses of Long-COVID in children and adolescents published in Nature:

🚨 Long COVID affects 1 in 4 infected children (25.24%)

🚨 For hospitalised children, prevalence of long-COVID is nearly 1 in 3 infected children (29.19%)

🚨 Most prevalent clinical manifestations of Long COVID in children/adolescents:
▫ mood symptoms (16.50%)
▫ fatigue (9.66%)
▫ sleep disorders (8.42%)
▫ headache (7.84%)
▫ respiratory symptoms (7.62%)
▫ sputum production or nasal congestion (7.53%)
▫ cognitive symptoms (6.27%)
▫ loss of appetite (6.07%)
▫ exercise intolerance (5.73%)
▫ altered smell (5.60%)

🚨 Children infected by COVID-19 have a higher risk of persistent dyspnea, anosmia/ageusia, and/or fever

🚨 Like adults, the pediatric population’s risk factors associated with long-COVID are:
▫ older age children
▫ female gender
▫ severe COVID-19
▫ overweight/obesity
▫ comorbid allergic diseases and other long-term co-morbidities

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The authors of the systematic review and meta-analyses of Long-COVID in children and adolescents conclude:

Protective measures are essential to prevent long-COVID in children. We need to understand the long-COVID pathophysiology and symptomatology to support clinical management systems, establish rehabilitation programs, and design guidelines and therapeutic research.
Long-COVID represents a significant public health concern, and there are no guidelines to address its diagnosis and management.
“Our meta-analyses further support the importance of continuously monitoring the impact of long-COVID in children and adolescents and the need to include all variables and appropriate control cohorts in studies to better understand the real burden of pediatric long-COVID.”


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additional data

Weekly New Hospital Admissions for COVID-19 (per million)

Cumulative number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK

(Source: ONS)

Total Cases & Total Deaths

Estimated ®️ Number

(Sources: UK Health Security Agency + Welsh Government
+ Scottish Government + N-I Ministry of Health)

Population Testing Positive for COVID-19

(Source: ONS)

Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)

(Source: NHS)

Stringency Index

(Source: University of Oxford)

data sources

📚 Data Sources:

📈 Full Daily UK #COVID19 Charts & Comments via #LatestCovid:

🦠 Everything #COVID19:

🗃️ Sources: @CovidGenomicsUK | @UKHSA | @ONS

🧮 Special thanks: @JoePajak | #NHS | NHS staff

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Dr Joe Pajak, PhD in physical chemistry: exploring the data, governor of an NHS FT hospital.
J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.

  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 27 July 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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