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 147,983 new cases. It is predicted that at least 2,353,421 people have symptomatic COVID today in the UK.


  • Latest estimate: 147,983 new cases (-13.8% in a week)
  • 7-day estimate: 1,101,508 cases (-10.7%)
  • Daily average: 157,358 people infected on average every day
  • Currently predicted to have COVID: 2,391,284 people
  • It is estimated that there have been 60,105,614 cases in the UK since 1-Jan-2022

▪ More stats

Healthy People and Healthy Lives scores declined, while Healthy Places improved in 2020

The Health Index gives each local area in England an overall health score for each of the past six years. This overall score comprises three main categories: Healthy People, Healthy Lives and Healthy Places. Within these main categories there are several subcategories including mortality, physical and mental health conditions, crime, and economic working conditions. Overall, the Health Index declined from 100.5 in 2019 to 100.1 in 2020, reflecting the start of the pandemic.

The Healthy People score declined considerably between 2019 and 2020, in the earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 99.6 to 95.4. This was caused by a decrease of 4.8 points in mortality and a decrease of 12.0 points in personal well-being.

Healthy Lives covers risk factors for health that relate directly to individuals, such as healthy eating and high blood pressure. The Healthy Lives score was lower in 2020 (101.4) compared with 2019 (102.0).

PMP Magazine


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

  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 9 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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