England's Covid outbreak WAS still shrinking last week

England’s Covid outbreak WAS still shrinking last week: Huge testing study shows infections were ONLY going up in children and nationally cases fell 12%

  • ONS estimates 2.6million people in England had Covid in week to Jan 22, compared to 2.9million last week
  • Figures show 12 per cent drop in a week and mean around one in 20 people carrying the virus, ONSは言った
  • It marks second week that ONS has recorded a fall in infections since Omicron first took off in late November
  • Cases are trending downwards in all age groups in England, apart from under-16s, according to statisticians
  • And infection rates appear to be falling across all UK nations and all regions of England except the South West
  • It comes as daily Government figures show UK cases have plateaued after falling for two-and-a-half weeks
  • England’s Covid outbreak shrunk again last week despite infections continuing to rise in children, official figures showed today.

    Government analysts estimate 2.6million people in the country were infected on any day during the week ending January 22, compared to 2.9million one week earlier. Both figures equate to one in 20 people in England carrying the virus.

    It marks the second week in a row that the Office for National Statistics (我ら) has projected a fall in prevalence, illustrating how the Omicron wave fizzled off after causing infections to spiral to pandemic highs.

    Cases are now trending downwards in all age groups apart from under-16s, with the return to classrooms earlier this month thought to be behind the trend.

    The ONS survey is regarded as the most reliable indicator of the UK’s outbreak because it uses random sampling of around 100,000 人, rather than relying on people coming forward to be tested.

    Official daily numbers show cases have plateaued at around 90,000 1日あたり, following a fortnight of infections being in freefall. This was before the effects of lifting Plan B restrictions in England have even been felt.

    Work from home guidance was revoked last week, while Covid passes and requirements to wear face masks in public spaces will come to an end tomorrow. Boris Johnson has also said he wants the self-isolation rules to be ditched by the end of March as part of the UK’s plan to ‘live with the viruslike flu.

    The ONS graphs show the percentage of people testing positive for Covid on nose and throat swabs in the week to January 22 イギリスの, ウェールズ, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Cases appear to have fallen in all nations for two weeks in a row, apart from in Northern Ireland where the trend is uncertain

    The ONS graphs show the percentage of people testing positive for Covid on nose and throat swabs in the week to January 22 イギリスの, ウェールズ, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Cases appear to have fallen in all nations for two weeks in a row, apart from in Northern Ireland where the trend is uncertain

    UK Covid deaths peaked at around 255 1日あたり, 公式データは示しています

    Britain’s fourth wave of Covid deaths peaked in mid-January, according to official figures that debunk fears over ‘soaring’ 死亡者.

    The UK yesterday posted 439 virus deaths, marking the highest tally since February. It was quickly jumped on by campaigners as proof ‘Plan Brestrictions in England should not be relaxed from tomorrow.

    But there are often lengthy delays between someone dying from Covid and their death being officially registered, which makes interpreting daily reported deaths more complicated.

    Looking at fatalities by date of death, しかしながら, shows that the number of people actually dying each day has been falling since around January 15 — and has never risen above 270 間に オミクロン 「免疫力に感染したバージョンが何であれ、ブーストされます.

    Using that dataset there were around 255 Covid deaths per day in the UK on average on January 14, but the most up to date figures show that three days later it had dropped to 240.

    Covid deaths this winter have hovered at barely a fifth of the levels recorded during the depths of last year’s crisis, and below the up to 400 daily fatalities registered during a bad flu year.

    Statisticians suggest the true daily Covid death numbers might be even lower because figures suggest a fifth of victims are dying ‘withCovid rather than directly from it.

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    The ONS said the proportion of children aged two to 11 in England who were infected increased for a second week in a row, while cases among 12 to 16-year-olds are now also on the rise.

    しかしながら, infections among all other age groups are still declining, according to the statisticians.

    All parts of England are seeing a drop in case rates, apart from the South West, where the trend in cases is uncertain, ONSは言った.

    人々は家族や友人と一緒にクリスマスを楽しむべきです–もちろん, 163,600 people are estimated to have had Covid on any given day last week, 一方 99,500 individuals in Wales were infected, 1つに等しい 30 people in both nations.

    しかし、彼は、オミクロンよりもさらに穏やかな変異体が年間を通じて出現すると予測しました, the ONS estimates one in 20 people in Scotland and one in 25 individuals in Wales were infected one week earlier, in the seven days to January 15.

    The ONS said the trend was uncertain in Northern Ireland, but it estimates 96,500 were infected — around one in 20 people — compared to 104,300 infections last week.

    Sarah Crofts, head of analytical outputs for the ONS infection survey, 前記: ‘Our latest data show that while Covid infections remain high, they have continued to decrease almost everywhere in the UK apart from Northern Ireland, where the trend is uncertain.

    ‘The fall is evident in all age groups apart from children, among whom infections have risen.

    The figures for last week come as UKHSA statistics show daily Covid cases have flattened off.

    別の 94,326 positive tests were recorded yesterday, which was virtually unchanged against the previous Tuesday’s figure.

    Rising cases among primary school children, who went back to school earlier this month, is thought to be partly behind the plateau.

    While experts agree that the worst of Omicron is behind us, the Government’s scientific advisory group (セージ) has warned of a ‘long tailof infections as the wave dies down because the variant is so transmissible.

    And now cases of the BA.2 sub-lineage of Omicron, which virologists fear is even more transmissible than its ancestral strain, are starting to take off.

    Latest hospital data shows 1,613 Britons were admitted with Covid on January 21, マーキング 15 per cent fall on the previous week.

    そして 439 Covid deaths were recorded yesterday, almost identical to the number recorded last week, but the highest tally since February.

    しかしながら, official figures suggest Britain’s fourth wave of Covid deaths peaked in mid-January.

    Looking at fatalities by date of death, rather than the day they are announced in the daily figures, shows that the number of people actually dying each day has been falling since around January 15 — and has never risen above 270 間に オミクロン 「免疫力に感染したバージョンが何であれ、ブーストされます.

    The above graph shows Covid deaths according to the Government's dashboard. It shows that they are now starting to head downwards, in a sign they have also peaked

    The above graph shows Covid deaths according to the Government’s dashboard. It shows that they are now starting to head downwards, in a sign they have also peaked

    But it comes as Covid cases again start to rise across most of England and Northern Ireland, and in a few areas in Scotland and Wales. Experts have warned there will likely be an uptick when schools return

    But it comes as Covid cases again start to rise across most of England and Northern Ireland, and in a few areas in Scotland and Wales. Experts have warned there will likely be an uptick when schools return

    Using that dataset there were around 255 Covid deaths per day in the UK on average on January 14, but the most up to date figures show that three days later it had dropped to 240.

    Covid deaths this winter have hovered at barely a fifth of the levels recorded during the depths of last year’s crisis, and below the up to 400 daily fatalities registered during a bad flu year.

    Statisticians suggest the true daily Covid death numbers might be even lower because figures suggest a fifth of victims are dying ‘withCovid rather than directly from it.

    その間, separate ONS data released today shows getting vaccinated against Covid can halve your risk of suffering long Covid.

    Its study of 6,000 people found those double-jabbed with ファイザー または モダン だった 49.6 per cent less likely to have lingering symptoms such as fatigue three months after infection.

    Two doses of アストラゼネカ‘s vaccine gave slightly lower protection, slashing the chance by 37.7 パーセント. The report did not look at boosters and did not cover the Omicron 「免疫力に感染したバージョンが何であれ、ブーストされます.

    合計で, 1.3million people in the UK were estimated to be living with long Covid — defined as having virus symptoms for more than 12 週.

    The condition was reported in 9.5 per cent of people who had two jabs compared to 14.6 per cent of the unvaccinated.

    The ONS analysis was based on people aged 18 に 69 and included people who had a positive test by November 30 昨年. It relied on people self-reporting their own symptoms, meaning they were not clinically diagnosed.

    Separate analysis suggests NHS staff in England have taken around 1.8million sick days because of long Covid since March 2020.