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 164,427 cases (-29% in a week). The 7-day estimate shows 1,312,141 cases in a week (-29.2%). On average, it is now estimated that at least 197,449 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.

🙈🙉🙊 #CovidIsNotOver


First published in August 2022.







covid summary


Latest UK Dashboard


Since 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. This is why:

Our reporting strategy

Since 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.

While others are sleepwalking to hide the inconvenient truth about COVID-19, PMP Magazine isn’t giving up! Our daily report is free and accessible to all.

Please support our work with a donation: PMP-Magazine.com/crowdfunding

COVID is not over.

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

Deaths involving COVID-19 increased in the UK
According to the ONS, there were 864 deaths involving COVID-19 registered in the week ending 22 July 2022 in the UK, an increase from 696 in the previous week. This accounted for 6.9% of all deaths in the latest week, an increase from 5.8% in the previous week.
In England, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased from 542 in the previous week to 697 in the latest week (ending 22 July 2022).
The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased in groups aged 25 years and over and remained similar in groups aged under 25 years (in the week ending 22 July 2022). The number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased in all English regions, except the North East and South East, where they remained similar.







UKHSA Latest Data – ENGLAND ONLY

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

  • 930 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 23 July 2022 - 29 July 2022.
  • 1,120 COVID-19 hospital admissions in England occurred on 1 August 2022.
  • 7,870 patients were admitted to hospital in England in the last 7 days, according to the latest data provided.
  • 9,817 patients suffering from COVID-19 are currently occupying hospital beds in Englandreported as of 3 August 2022.
  • 232 COVID-19 patients are occupying mechanical ventilation beds in England – according to the data reported on 3 August 2022.
  • All three of these healthcare measures an increasing concern for our under-pressure NHS.

SO FAR:

  • 916 days since the first infection due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus was reported in Britain (31 January 2020).
  • 880 days since the first reported death in Britain (6 March 2020). Coronavirus has now been responsible for infecting around 19.7 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


TRAVEL: ENTRY RULES AND RESTRICTIONS

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 28-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

(Source: Gov.uk)






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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.

Please, support our work through our crowdfunding to help us to continue our COVID reporting: Donate now.


🙈🙉🙊 #CovidIsNotOver.






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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing





(Source: COG-UK)






long covid


🧩 Long COVID


LONG COVID UK ESTIMATE (ONS – 7 July 2022)

🚨 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.
LONG COVID UK ESTIMATE

🚨 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

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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Conclusion

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.”






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


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— AUTHORS —

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



Sources
  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 4 Aug 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
  • Cover: Adobe Stock/SergeyBitos.
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