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Covid-19: Rising Again in the UK?

Covid-19: Rising Again in the UK?
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According to some research that has been done in the UK, there are reports suggesting that Covid-19 is starting to pick up in the UK. Numbers suggest that it is increasing once again says the National Statistics! 

Reports suggest that a small rise has started to happen in the UK. This has been driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of the Omnicron virus which is known to be the highest contagious variant of Covid-19.

Studies have started to show these varients may be starting to pick up more easily amongst the older generations.

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The latest estimates suggest that around 990,000 people in the UK have Covid-19! This is only 1.5% of the population, meaning that this is 1 in 65 people roughly. This is up from last week which was 1 in 70!

“Today’s data shows a mixed picture for infection rates across the UK, with small increases in England and Northern Ireland, likely driven by increasing trends in Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants. Infections with Omicron BA.2 remain the most common variant of Covid-19 and continue to decrease across much of the UK.” said Sara Croft from ONS!

In the week ending 2 June… ONS suggests that;

  • In England
    • It is estimated that one in 70 people have Covid-19
  • In Wales
    • It is estimated that one in 75 people have Covid-19
  • In Northern Ireland
    • It is estimated that one in 65 people have Covid-19
  • In Scotland
    • It is estimated that one in 40 people have Covid-19

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