COVID-19 is experiencing a surge this winter in both England and Scotland. Prevalence is widespread, impacting all age groups, and increasing uncertainty in estimates across English regions, particularly in London and the South East.
he spectre of COVID-19 looms large over England and Scotland* this winter, marking a surge that demands our attention.
As of 13 December, the prevalence of the virus has skyrocketed, enveloping 4.2% of the population in its infectious grip, equivalent to a staggering 2,549,000 individuals, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). This ominous surge, mostly due to the JN.1 variant, has cast a shadow over every corner of society, currently touching one in every 24 people in England and Scotland.
— Estimates of prevalence over time in combined England and Scotland between 14 November 2023 and 13 December 2023.
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