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Summer 2022 covid peak begins to wane

July 29, 2022

Covid 19

Covid-19 summer 2022 spread have fallen in England, Wales and Scotland. Brought on by super spreader events such as the jubilee along with new variants. the latest wave of the quite transmissible BA.5 coronavirus variant, is according to the data beginning to wane.

National Statistics’ Coronavirus Infection Survey said n estimated 2,632,200 people in England tested positive in the week to July 20. Or one in 20 people, down from one in 17 the previous week.

In Wales, one in 19 people compared with one in 17 the previous week.

Covid rates in wales summer 2022

In Scotland, about one in 19 people had the virus, down from one in 15 a week earlier.

In Northern Ireland it remains “uncertain”.

One in 16 people testing positive, a rise from one in 20 the previous week.

The data are collected from private households and especially from the use of lateral flow tests. It exclude infections in hospitals or care homes. Which due to their casual high density means it is not reflective of the wider environment.

Sarah Crofts, outputs for the survey's lead, said the most recent data “suggest that we may now be over the peak of the latest wave of infections across the UK." Sarah goes on to say "Although rates still remain among the highest seen during the course of the pandemic”.

“We have seen welcome decreases among most parts of the UK and in all age groups. With summer holidays starting and more people travelling, we will continue to closely monitor the data,” she added.