‘Cases hit vulnerable over 75s,’ according to Omicron symptoms – disease symptoms that are referred to as ’emergency.’
Surprisingly, there are around 208,471 new daily symptomatic Covid cases in the UK, according to data gathered from recorded PCR and lateral flow tests, representing a nearly 10% increase over the previous week.
The UK R value is estimated to be above one, indicating the pandemic is growing in size, according to research provided by Professor Tim Spector’s ZOE Covid Study.
This is demonstrated by the fact that one out of every 25 people is infected.
Vaccination does not protect you from contracting coronavirus, but it can help protect you from serious illness.
Despite this, the latest government figures show that the number of patients admitted to – and dying in – hospitals is alarmingly high.
Coronavirus causes 2,078 daily admissions and 231 deaths in the United Kingdom.
According to the Covid Symptom Study, cases are “continuing to rise in all age groups above 35.”
And, in particular, cases are on the rise among people over the age of 75, who are more likely to be admitted to the hospital.
Dr. Claire Steves, a reader at King’s College London and a scientist on the Zoe Covid Study app, expressed her thoughts.
“It’s concerning to see the number of cases rise among people over 75.”
This is the group we need to protect because they are the ones who are most likely to be admitted to the hospital as a result of a COVID infection.”
Covid is thought to be present in 51.3 percent of people who have “cold-like” symptoms.
“Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Any of the five signs listed below necessitates “emergency medical attention”:
“It’s too early to know if cases have truly peaked in London,” Dr. Steves cautioned.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen school terms drive infection waves,” she explained.
Dr. Steves urges us all to take “personal responsibility for limiting Covid’s spread” because “health and care systems are already under enormous strain.”
Methods for reducing the spread of Covid
“A booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine improves the protection you get from the first two doses of the vaccine,” the NHS explained.
“It aids in providing you with longer-term protection against becoming seriously ill as a result of Covid.”
Adults who have received their second dose of Covid at least 12 weeks ago are eligible to receive a boost.
Walk-in centers and booster appointments are both available online.
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