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: It’s the largest Covid wave EVER *8 UPDATES*

Nearly two hundred and seventy thousand symptomatic cases recorded in a single day in Britain.

The ZOE Covid app is showing extraordinary infection figures for the UK....More...

Hong Kong: Omicron BA.2 with S:I1221T mutation designated BA.2.2

The dominant BA.2 lineage in Hong Kong with the spike mutation at I1221T has been designated BA.2.2.

The BA.2 lineage has been split at a point that makes it easier to separate the Hong Kong variant from a BA.2 variant circulating in the UK that has a similar mutation....More...

Hong Kong: Omicron BA.2 with S:I1221T mutation at 100% of recent sequences *6 UPDATES*

A catchup post looking at the BA.2 variant with mutation S:I1221T. The combination is found in  most of the recent BA.2 sequences from Hong Kong, so the mutation may be significant....More...