Last week, one out of 50 people in England had Covid, says Chris Whitty,


The number of patients outside hospitals and nursing homes has been revealed, whilst the number of new cases occurring daily in the UK has for the first time exceeded 60,000.

It is estimated that one in 50 individuals in England’s private households – more than 1.1 million – had coronavirus in the week ended Jan. 2.

As the number of new cases of individuals in the UK is published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics figures. For the first time since the pandemic started, testing positive for Covid-19 exceeded 60,000.

The new ONS infection survey indicates that between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, 1,122,000 individuals in private households in England had the coronavirus. People who are in hospitals, nursing homes or other institutions are not included in the number.

In the week ending Dec. 23 – the previous duration for which figures were obtained – the new figure grew from an approximate 800,900, representing one in 70 individuals.

A new high has been reached in the number of new cases of coronaviruses. Within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, there were 60,916 new infections and 830 additional human deaths confirmed, a rise of 3.6 percent and 103.9 percent, respectively, over the previous 24 hours. The daily number of individuals testing positive for Covid had never surpassed 50,000 before last week.

Dr. Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of Public Health England, said, “The rapid increase in cases is profoundly worrying and, sadly, means even more pressure in the depths of winter on our health services.”

That’s why, if we can, we need to remain at home, avoid communication and do whatever we can to prevent the virus from spreading.

“It’s by no means easy, but now more than ever we all need to do our part to protect the NHS and save lives.”
When 964 deaths were reported, the daily death toll was the highest since New Year’s Eve, although the number is always higher on a Tuesday due to delays in reporting over the weekend.

Nevertheless, the latest weekly comparison reveals that the number of coronavirus deaths rose by 45.3 percent . The number of positive test subjects – up 45.3 percent – and hospital-admitted patients – up 18.6 percent – have increased dramatically week-over-week.

The figures indicate that the cumulative number of people who died after testing positive for coronavirus within 28 days is now 76,305.

But the U.K. published different figures. The Office for National Fatality Statistics, which related to Covid-19 on the death certificate, along with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, showed that Covid has already suffered 92,000 deaths.

The ONS Infectious Disease Survey reports that in the week ending January 2, one in 30 individuals had Covid-19 in private households in London. It was one out of 45 in southeast England, eastern England, and northwestern England. It was one in 50 in the East Midlands; one in six in northeast England; and one in 65 in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. In southwestern England, where the estimate was one in 135, the lowest incidence was.


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