UK: Over 3 million symptomatic cases of Covid-19

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The UK ZOE Covid app is reporting that, for the second time in just over three months, more than three million people in the UK have symptomatic Covid.

The last time ZOE recorded a symptomatic infection rate that high was in mid March 2022. The infection figure later soared to a record 4.5 million cases in early April 2022 before starting to decline.

 

 

The UK Office for National Statistics issued a figure of 1.7 million people infected with Covid last week, and their latest figures are due out shortly, but it does seem that the UK is, once again, in the middle of another vast wave of Covid infections.

 

The UK’s official government Covid figures show that Covid indicators are all heading in the wrong direction, with hospitalisations being a particular cause for concern:

 

 

UK Covid-19 hospitalisations are currently running at nearly 1,500 a day, up by 27% in just one week:

 

At the current rate of increase, it’s not impossible that the current wave could exceed the heights of the March/April 2022 wave.

 

 

 

 

22nd June 2022:

England: Over 1,000 Covid-19 hospitalizations a day

 

 

 

 

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