rapid rise of covid 19
July 1, 2022lateral Flow TestsCovid 19
Covid infections jump by half a million in UK, says ONS
Covid infections are rising again across the UK.
the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
Over 2.3 million people or one in 30 has the virus according to ONS - a rise of 32% on the week before.
sub-variants of Omicron - called BA.4 and BA.5 were the cause of the rise.
People can be infected even if they've had Covid before, though jabs are helping to protect against serious illness.
Here is the article about the current surge across Europe. Something that will happen every time a new variant develops.
officials are saying anyone over 75 who has not had a vaccine or booster in the past six months, to get one. While to use lateral flow tests as oftn as possible.
In the week ending 24 June, the ONS estimates Covid rates were:
One in 30 in England - up from one in 40 the week before
One in 30 in Wales - up from one in 45
One in 25 in Northern Ireland - up from one in 30
One in 18 in Scotland - up from one in 20
Sarah Crofts, director of ONS, said: “Across the UK we've seen a continued increase of over half a million infections, likely caused by the growth of BA.4 and BA.5 variants.”
While Jubilee celebrations would have likely caused a big rise.
infections were going up in all regions and in all age groups.
In Scotland, which has had the highest Covid rates in the UK since the end of May, the rise in infections may be slowing slightly.
Here is Video I made about the rapid rise of summer of 2022 with covid 19 and why we need to promote at home informal testing with lateral flow tests.