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 report only once a week. We, at PMP Magazine, have decided to continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day using the data from the ZOE COVID Study and the ONS Infection Survey to understand what is still happening with the pandemic.
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The current ZOE COVID Study positive symptomatic case estimate is 148,488 new cases. It is predicted that at least 2,092,984 people have symptomatic COVID today in the UK.
- Latest estimate: 148,488 new cases (+1.5% in a week)
- 7-day estimate: 1,037,450 cases (+1.3%)
- Daily average: 148,207 people infected on average every day
- Currently predicted to have COVID: 2,092,984 people
- It is estimated that there have been 62,166,760 cases in the UK since 1-Jan-2022
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Mortality rate for COVID-19 increased in October 2022
According to the ONS, the mortality rate for deaths due to COVID-19 in England increased to 31 deaths per 100,000 people in October 2022, from 16.7 deaths per 100,000 people in September 2022. The rate was around two-fifths of the highest rate seen in 2022 (79.3 deaths per 100,000 people in January 2022).
In Wales, the COVID-19 mortality rate increased to 34.6 deaths per 100,000 people in October 2022, from 19.9 deaths per 100,000 people in September 2022. The rate was around two-fifths of the highest rate seen in 2022 (81.0 deaths per 100,000 people in January 2022).
In October 2022, COVID-19 was the eighth leading cause of death in England (3.3% of all deaths), rising from the 12th leading cause in September 2022 (1.8% of all deaths). In Wales, COVID-19 was the seventh leading cause of death in October 2022 (3.5% of all deaths), rising from the tenth leading cause in September 2022 (2.1% of all deaths).
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▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.
- Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 23 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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