UK Covid infections surge as 300,000 people infected in last week

UK Covid infections surge as 300,000 people infected in last week
Covid infections grew by 300,000 in the last week – 一种 23 增加百分比 – 作为 1.7 million as estimated to have had the virus.

Covid infections grew by 300,000 in the last week – 一种 23 增加百分比 – 作为 1.7 million as estimated to have had the virus.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show 1,360,600 people in England, tested positive for Covid in the week ending 18 六月 – 一种 21 per cent increase on the week prior.

Scotland saw the biggest increase of 42 per cent with 250,700 已感染, 尽管 68,500 tested positive in Wales and, 59,900 in Northern Ireland.

Covid infection rates increased in all regions of England apart from the north east and south west according to the ONS.

The increase is being driven by the new BA4 and BA5 variants. According to the ONS infection rates from current variants are slightly higher than Alpha during the first wave, however hospitalisations a four times lower and deaths 20 times lower.

Hospital admissions however are on the increase accross all age groups as data for England yesterday showed the number of patients in hospital with Covid grew by 40 百分.

According to an analysis by Adele Groyer from the Covid Actuaries Response Group the number of people catching Covid in hospitals is also on the rise. Ms Groyer said there were 1,350 people likely to have caught Covid in hospital in the past weekthis is up from 519 cases four weeks ago.

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