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UK: Summer Covid-19 wave kicks off

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There’s a lot of evidence accumulating in both UK government figures and from other sources that suggests a new summer wave of Covid-19 may have kicked off in the UK, possibly spurred on by the Jubilee celebrations in early June 2022.

 

UK ONS:

“There were early signs of a possible increase in COVID-19 infections in England and Northern Ireland in the latest week, while the trend was uncertain in Wales and Scotland (week ending 2 June 2022).”

The estimated percentage of the community population that had COVID-19 was:

  • 1.46% in England (1 in 70 people)
  • 1.33% in Wales (1 in 75 people)
  • 1.51% in Northern Ireland (1 in 65 people)
  • 2.36% in Scotland (1 in 40 people)

ONS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights: Infections 

 

iNews report:

Covid cases soar 20 per cent after Platinum Jubilee celebrations and will stay high all summer

Covid infections have jumped by a fifth since the Jubilee celebrations began as increased socialising, waning immunity and a drop off in preventative measures helped spread the virus, according to data.

iNews.co.uk report

 

ZOE Covid-19 study:

 

ZOE Covid Study

 

 

Professor Christine Pagel:

 

 

 

UK.GOV Covid-19 hospitalizations:

UK.GOV Covid-19 dashboard

 

Ourworldindata.org charts:

Despite minimal testing, UK Covid-19 cases are rising:

 

UK Covid-19 hospitalizations are increasing:

 

And Covid-19 deaths in the UK are rising too..

 

 

West European summer Covid wave brewing *4 updates, 1 prediction*

 

 

 

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