Cases may increase in the coming days, according to Covid, as the UK experiences a period of calm before the storm.
COVID cases in the UK fell for the first time since May, but one expert warns that infections might rise “exponentially” in the following days.
Epidemiologists around the country are concerned about the impact of removing Covid restrictions on Freedom Day – and the potential for infection rates to rise. They believe it is too early to assess the implications. On Thursday, there were roughly 10,000 fewer Covid cases in the UK than on the same day a week ago.
This 17.8 percent decrease gave rise to hope that the number of cases in the country was dwindling.
The drop in instances is due to the large crowds that gathered throughout the country to see the Euro 2020 final, including 60,000 at Wembley Stadium.
Professor Paul Hunter, an epidemiologist at the University of East Anglia, cautions, however, that this decline does not yet account for new positive tests since Freedom Day.
He told MailOnline, “The week-on-week percentage increase in cases has plummeted from a peak of 43 percent last Sunday to barely 24 percent today.”
“However, it is still too early to see any impact from Monday’s relaxations, and some of the drop in cases likely be due to many children not being tested as frequently now that schools are closed.
“I would caution that this could just be a temporary slowing in reporting before we see a return to exponential growth by the end of next week as a result of the limits being lifted last week.”
Hospital admissions and deaths continue to rise. Within 28 days after testing positive for Covid, 84 people died on Thursday.
Over 36 million people in the United Kingdom are completely vaccinated, accounting for 69.2 percent of the population.
Covid instances are highly common among young people, according to Public Health England.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, young people aged 20 to 29 have had the greatest infection rate of any age group.
The virus is present in 1,154 persons per 100,000 in this age group.
In comparison, the over 80s age group has 60.6 infected people per 100,000.
Dr. Yvonne Doyle of Public Health England told the Telegraph, “Everyone in this age range should come forward and get their two doses of the vaccination to ensure they have the best chance of being protected.”
“Hospital admissions and mortality are not increasing as swiftly as they were in prior waves, thanks to the vaccine.
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