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Covid is on the rise again in the UK

June 11, 2022

Covid 19

Covid infections in the UK are showing early signs of a possible rise. After a long period of decline.

According the latest weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures suggest.

990,000 people in the UK had coronavirus in the week ending 2 June, up from around 950,000 the week before.

179,000 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test. The number of people with Covid-19 on their death certificates is over 196,000.

9 in 10 people aged 12 and over with a first dose of a vaccine.

An estimated one in every 65 people infected or 1.5% of the population.

About the Survey: The covid 19 survey is random.

This latest covid survey is thought to give the best picture of infections across the UK because people are selected to take part at random.

Across the country random people are tested weekly and there is a lag of several days before the figures are published.

Some free lateral flow testing will continue in Wales and Northern Ireland until the end of June.

Sarah Crofts, from ONS, said: "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."

At the week of the 2nd June, ONS estimates suggest: In England about one in 70 people had Covid In Wales about one in 75 people had Covid In Northern Ireland about one in 65 people had Covid In Scotland about one in 40 people had Covid Hospital patients Covid 19 Lateral flow tests