More than 1 in 20 people in the UK had Covid-19 in the last week of 2021. The highest infection rates recorded during the pandemic were shown by official data yesterday.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), an estimated 3.7 million people in the UK have been infected with the virus, up from 2.3 million last week, due to the nationwide surge in Omicron variants.
According to ONS, the unprecedented case level was the highest in London, with 1 in 10 having it. It is considered one of the most reliable counts because it randomly samples the population. It is estimated that one in fifteen people in the community is infected with the coronavirus throughout the United Kingdom. “# COVID19 infection rates continued to increase in all age groups in the UK during the week leading up to December 31, 2021, with the highest infection rates in school-age children and young adults,” said ONS. I am.
In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, delegated governments have imposed some restrictions in recent weeks, but the rate is slightly lower, from 1 in 20 to 1 in 25. Statistics were obtained when Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced that inspection rules for asymptomatic English people would be relaxed to mitigate fallout from record levels of infection. After January 11th, if asymptomatic people in the UK test positive, no confirmatory PCR test will be needed, the UK Health and Safety Agency (UKHSA) said.
Instead, those who receive a positive result on an immunoflow device should immediately self-quarantine without obtaining PCR confirmation.
A similar system will be rolled out in Scotland and Wales starting today.
The United Kingdom is one of the most devastated countries in Europe due to a pandemic, with nearly 150,000 virus deaths and more recently more than 200,000 cases per day. However, Johnson chose not to introduce strict restrictions in England, arguing that rising levels of hospitalization and serious illness still do not require further action.
Instead, he focuses on strengthening the vaccine booster program, with nearly 60% of people over the age of 12 receiving a third dose so far. However, in other parts of the UK, anti-virus measures have been strengthened, and the delegated governments of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast are all developing post-Christmas curbs for socializing and large-scale events. In Scotland, nightclub closures and rally restrictions, including New Year’s Eve, were included, resulting in early winter vacation for the top flight football leagues.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that measures would take place at least until the middle of the month. “There is no doubt that it has already had a significant impact,” she said of the surge in infections, saying that the number of people in Scottish hospitals has increased by 80% in recent weeks. rice field.
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