One in 18 has Covid in the UK: The most recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) demonstrate that the number of covid infections that have been reported in the UK has been steadily increasing.
The number of people infected with the virus has increased to about 3.5 million, or one in 18, from 2.7 million, or one in 25 the previous week.
This increase is being brought about by sub-variants of Omicron that are rapidly spreading and their names are BA.4 and BA.5.
Even if someone has had Covid in the past, there is a chance that they could still get the infection.
According to the most recent report from the ONS, estimated Covid rates are as follows:
According to the most recent report from the ONS, the estimated rate of COVID was one in 19 in England, which is an increase from one in 25 the week before.
One in seventeen in Wales, which is an increase from one in twenty.
One in seventeen in Northern Ireland, up from one in nineteen previously.
One in 16 in Scotland, which is an improvement from one in 17 previously.
The following is a quote from Sarah Crofts, who is the Head of Analytical Outputs for the Covid-19 Infection Survey: “The number of infections is not showing any signs of going down, and the rates are getting close to the ones that were seen in March of this year, during the height of the Omicron BA.2 wave.
“Rates have been steadily climbing across the entirety of the UK and among people of all ages. The data will remain under constant scrutiny from our end.”
The number of persons diagnosed with COVID who are admitted to hospitals in England is similarly on the rise, but the rate of increase appears to be reducing.
According to data provided by the UK Health Security Agency for the week that ended on July 10, the rate of admissions stood at 17.9 for every 100,000 individuals (UKHSA).
This is a decrease from the previous week’s rate of 15.7 per 100,000, which was the highest it had been in some weeks.
Vaccines continue to be effective in preventing people from becoming severely unwell as a result of the infection they protect against.
According to Dr. Mary Ramsay, who is the head of clinical programs for the UKHSA: “We strongly encourage everyone who is qualified for the spring boost to take advantage of the opportunity as soon as it is available to them.
“Anyone who has not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine should also get up to date with their jabs in order to provide oneself the best potential protection,”
The Covid waves that we’ve been experiencing this year have caused an astounding number of people to become infected.
Take a look at the data from the ONS weekly polls from January 2021; at that time, the maximum number of people infected was 1.2 million.
Already this year, we’ve seen a wave reach its maximum size of 4.9 million at the end of March, and there’s another one that’s currently at 3.5 million and continuing to grow.
However, we are not witnessing even close to the same levels of serious sickness.
In January of 2021, the number of patients requiring ventilation in intensive care settings surpassed 3,700 in England alone.
The current corresponding number, in a wave that is somewhat larger, is only 274.