UK: 1,880 cases of XE Covid recombinant sequenced

The UKHSA have released a new technical briefing outlining the SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in Britain. The latest case count for the XE recombinant is 1,880 cases in the UK, with 1,569 of those cases in England....More...

Spain: Fully boosted healthcare worker reinfected with SARs-CoV-2 after just 20 days

A fully boosted 31-year-old Spanish woman has contracted two different SARS-CoV-2 variants within three weeks. The 20-day gap between infections is the shortest known....More...

Canada: Ontario Risk Assessment for BA.2 to April 5, 2022

“Close monitoring of epidemiological trends since March 21, 2022 (date of mask mandate removal) suggests a corresponding temporal association with a subsequent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases, percent positivity, and hospitalizations.”...More...

UK: ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey, March 2022

The latest UK Office for National Statistics COVID-19 Infection Survey has just landed. The key points of the report are…

  • 3 million people (roughly one in 20) were infected with Covid on March 12
  • One in thirteen people infected in Sutton
  • Worst ever infection rate in Scotland
  • Around one in fourteen infected in Wales
  • Around one in fourteen infected in Northern Ireland

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UK wakes up to a new Covid wave amid Russian-style news blackouts

Just two and half weeks since Boris Johnson announced to the UK Houses of Parliament that Britain would be dropping almost all Covid restrictions, the virus has bounced back, and the UK is facing yet another fresh wave of disease and death....More...