COVID-19 - UK: ONS Reports - Covid infections DOWN to 1 in 25 in England

Bear in mind we are at the peak of Summer now when infection rates are usually at their lowest, what is the Autumn/ winter likely to bring?

Oh I do love your cheery optimistic outlook, Spitty! :smiley: We’ll have it all under control by then, Boris knows what he’s doing…

:roll_eyes:

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https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/24june2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 24 June 2022

1.Main points

In the most recent week (week ending 18 June for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; week ending 17 June for Scotland):

  • There was an increase in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, likely caused by infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 1,360,600 (95% credible interval: 1,285,600 to 1,438,200), equating to 2.50% of the population or around 1 in 40 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 68,500 (95% credible interval: 53,300 to 85,900), equating to 2.25% of the population or around 1 in 45 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 59,900 (95% credible interval: 46,900 to 74,400), equating to 3.26% of the population or around 1 in 30 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 250,700 (95% credible interval: 218,900 to 284,400), equating to 4.76% of the population or around 1 in 20 people.

The “surge” in Scotland will probably be replicated on the rest of the UK.

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Pix the virus is a cissy now in is initial attack, its the long term, when it comes back at you, you have to watch for. :icon_wink:

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https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/1july2022

1.Main points

The following points are for the week ending 24 June 2022.

  • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase across the UK, likely caused by increases in infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 1,829,100 (95% credible interval: 1,745,900 to 1,914,300), equating to 3.35% of the population or around 1 in 30 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 106,000 (95% credible interval: 86,400 to 127,100), equating to 3.49% of the population or around 1 in 30 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 71,000 (95% credible interval: 58,000 to 85,700), equating to 3.87% of the population or around 1 in 25 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 288,200 (95% credible interval: 250,100 to 327,200), equating to 5.47% of the population or around 1 in 18 people.

Bad news is back … :slightly_frowning_face:

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Reports coming from Australia indicate it might be a bad season for 'flu and in addition Monkey Pox though I doubt that Monkey Pox will affect the over 50 cohort. Mind you ----

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/8july2022

1.Main points

The following points are for the week ending 29 June 2022 for England and Northern Ireland, and the week ending 30 June 2022 for Wales and Scotland.

  • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase across the UK, likely caused by increases in infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 2,154,000 (95% credible interval: 2,062,600 to 2,247,100), equating to 3.95% of the population, or around 1 in 25 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 149,700 (95% credible interval: 125,800 to 174,200), equating to 4.93% of the population, or around 1 in 20 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 98,400 (95% credible interval: 82,900 to 115,100), equating to 5.36% of the population, or around 1 in 19 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 312,800 (95% credible interval: 276,100 to 350,400), equating to 5.94% of the population, or around 1 in 17 people.

At this stage, the outlook is bad:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights - Office for National Statistics

Infections continued to rise across the UK

15 July 2022

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to increase in all UK countries in the week ending 6 July 2022 (7 July 2022 for Scotland).

The estimated percentage of the community population (those not in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings) that had COVID-19 in the latest week was:

  • 5.27% in England (1 in 19 people)
  • 6.04% in Wales (1 in 17 people)
  • 5.86% in Northern Ireland (1 in 17 people)
  • 6.34% in Scotland (1 in 16 people)

A total of 3.5 million people in private households are estimated to have had Covid last week, up 29% from 2.7 million the previous week.

This is the highest estimate for total infections since mid-April, but is still below the record high of 4.9 million that was reached at the end of March.

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From bad to worse … :scream:

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I have just heard my grandson has tested positive for Covid :worried:

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Oh heavens Mags! What a wee soul, I hope he gets through it alright! :hugs: I think the schools need to buckle down on their mixing protocaol again, in my opinion. They have become a bit lax.

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He’s not so little Pixie, he’s a 6’3" 19 year old. :wink:

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Haha! Clearly in my mind, nobody here is old enough to have grandchildren past school age! :joy: All the same, I do hope he gets over it.

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That’s up by a quarter of a million - 7% - on the week before when there were 3.5m Covid infections recorded.

The number of people testing positive across the UK has been rising since the start of June but the rate of rise is showing signs of slowing down.

But other, more recent figures suggest cases may be on the way down.

The ONS data is always a couple of weeks behind the curve for new infections, although the data gives the most accurate overview for the UK.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/22july2022

1.Main points

The following points are for the week ending 13 July 2022 for England and Wales, and the week ending 14 July 2022 for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

  • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase in England; trends were uncertain in Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 3,147,700 (95% credible interval: 3,012,300 to 3,290,500), equating to 5.77% of the population, or around 1 in 17 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 183,200 (95% credible interval: 150,300 to 219,600), equating to 6.03% of the population, or around 1 in 17 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 88,400 (95% credible interval: 63,100 to 117,500), equating to 4.82% of the population, or around 1 in 20 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 340,900 (95% credible interval: 284,100 to 402,700), equating to 6.48% of the population, or around 1 in 15 people.

The outlook is still bad.

My grandson is still testing positive, 7 days now…

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How is he feeling, Mags?

He’s not too bad at the moment thanks @PixieKnuckle, he had a very bad sore throat and muzzy head at the start but that has eased in the last couple of days and he is feeling more himself now. He’s still isolating as my daughter still has a low immune system.

He was fully vaccinated for Covid for his age.

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https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/29july2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 29 July 2022

1.Main points

The following points are for the week ending 20 July 2022.

  • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) decreased in England, Wales, and Scotland; the trend was uncertain in Northern Ireland.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 2,632,200 (95% credible interval: 2,507,500 to 2,757,500), equating to 4.83% of the population, or around 1 in 20 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 156,200 (95% credible interval: 125,100 to 190,400), equating to 5.14% of the population, or around 1 in 19 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 113,400 (95% credible interval: 86,600 to 143,900), equating to 6.18% of the population, or around 1 in 16 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 272,000 (95% credible interval: 223,600 to 324,400), equating to 5.17% of the population, or around 1 in 19 people.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/5august2022

1.Main points

The following points are for the week ending 25 July 2022 for Wales and Northern Ireland, and the week ending 26 July 2022 for England and Scotland.

  • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to decrease in England, Wales and Scotland; and the trend remained uncertain in Northern Ireland.
  • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 2,106,000 (95% credible interval: 1,987,200 to 2,234,800), equating to 3.86% of the population, or around 1 in 25 people.
  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 108,800 (95% credible interval: 84,500 to 136,200), equating to 3.58% of the population, or around 1 in 30 people.
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 109,800 (95% credible interval: 83,500 to 138,300), equating to 5.98% of the population, or around 1 in 17 people.
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 260,800 (95% credible interval: 211,900 to 314,700), equating to 4.95% of the population, or around 1 in 20 people.