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.
“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)
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.
🧵THREAD: a new wave has started in England (and likely about to or has in rest of UK)
TLDR: this will be 3rd wave within 6 months. Long covid an increasing issue – particularly in overexposed professions.
We don't need a UK ventilator challenge we need a ventilation one! 1/xx
— Prof. Christina Pagel 🇺🇦 (@chrischirp) June 10, 2022
Hospital admissions with COVID are rising again across England, up 17% week-on-week. Admissions rose in all regions. The fastest increase was in the South East, up 30%.
Bed occupancy is up by 11%. Hospital deaths with COVID are still falling for now, down 4%. pic.twitter.com/3peUhXb1Ru
— COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group (@COVID19actuary) June 10, 2022
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..