The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is currently 111,567 cases (-5.2% in a week). The 7-day estimate shows 783,103 cases in a week (-7.3%). On average, it is now estimated that at least 111,872 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.

Vaccination remains the best defence against severe disease and hospitalisation. It is also sensible to wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

🙈🙉🙊 #CovidIsNotOver

First published in August 2022.

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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.

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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

  • We can observe that the summer wave, which started to decrease on 13-Jul after reaching 351,546 cases (12-Jul), has been plateauing for a few days and now seems to be nearing an inflection point. How prepared are we for the inevitable autumn and winter waves?

ONS Infection Survey Estimates

■ Weekly Estimates Cases

■ Weekly COVID-19 Recorded Deaths

Deaths involving COVID-19 increased in the UK
According to the ONS, 674 deaths involved coronavirus (COVID-19), down from 802 in the previous week. This meant COVID-19 deaths accounted for 5.7% of all deaths in the latest week, a decrease from 6.6% in the previous week.

In England, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 decreased from 802 in the previous week to 674 in the latest week (ending 12 August 2022).  COVID-19 deaths decreased in groups aged 25 years and over and remained at zero for groups aged under 25 years (12 August 2022).

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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 12-Aug-2022)

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Monthly mortality rate for COVID-19 rises — ONS

Mortality rates for deaths due to COVID-19 in England increased to 32.6 deaths per 100,000 people in July 2022, more than twice the rate in the previous month (14.0 deaths per 100,000 people, June 2022). The COVID-19 mortality rate in England has increased to a similar level to May 2022, but is less than half the rate of January 2022 (79.3 deaths per 100,000 people).

In Wales, the COVID-19 mortality rate increased to 36.1 deaths per 100,000 people in July 2022, almost three times the rate in the previous month (12.9 deaths per 100,000 people, June 2022). The COVID-19 mortality rate in Wales has increased to a similar level to May 2022, but is half the rate of January 2022 (72.2 deaths per 100,000 people).

(Source: ONS)

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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.

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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing

(Source: COG-UK)

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)

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J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.

  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 23 Aug 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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