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Covid cases in the UK have risen by more than 30 por cento

Covid cases in the UK have risen by more than 30 por cento
2.3 million estimated infections last week in UK, says Office for National Statistics

Covid cases in the Reino Unido have risen by more than 30 por cento, figuras mostram, with around 2.3 million people infected last week.

The increase continues to be driven by the Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, disse o Escritório de Estatísticas Nacionais, whose latest data show that 1 dentro 30 people in Inglaterra had Covid in the week ending 24 Junho.

This equates to 2.3 million infections — up 32 per cent from 1.7 million in the previous week.

It is the highest estimate for weekly infections since late April, but is still below the record high of 4.9 million which was reached at the end of March.

According to the ONS data, 5.47 por cento da população (ou 1 dentro 18) had Covid in Scotland in the week to 24 Junho. This figure stood at 3.87 por cento (1 dentro 25) for Northern Ireland and 3.49 por cento (1 dentro 30) for Wales.

This follows new data from the UK Health Security Agency, published on Thursday, which show a rise in Covid case rates among all age groups and regions in England, with increases most acute in those aged over 80.

Admissions to intensive care are also climbing in the elderly, and more outbreaks are now being reported in care homes, UKHSA said.

“Covid-19 has not gone away,” said Dr Mary Ramsay, director of clinical programmes at UKHSA.