S ince 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”. They now reports only once a week.

We, at PMP, have decided to continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day using the ZOE COVID Study and the ONS Infection Survey to understand what is still happening with the pandemic.

▪ The Latest

The current ZOE COVID Study positive symptomatic case estimate is 148,638 new cases. It is predicted that at least 2,391,284 people have symptomatic COVID today in the UK.


  • Latest estimate: 148,638 new cases (-13.7% in a week)
  • 7-day estimate: 1,125,202 cases (-9.5%)
  • Daily average: 160,743 people infected on average every day
  • Currently predicted to have COVID: 2,391,284 people

▪ Deaths involving COVID

Deaths involving COVID-19 decreased in the UK

There were 717 deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in the UK in the week ending 28 October 2022, down from 737 in the previous week.

The total number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 28 October 2022 was 12,861, which was 12.5% above the five-year average (1,430 excess deaths). Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for 5.6% of all UK deaths in the latest week, which is similar to 5.5% in the previous week.

PMP Magazine


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

  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 8 November 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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