Daily Covid cases in the UK have fallen by a third in a week.
Today’s 143,382 infections, including test results from the weekend, are down 33.3 percent from last Monday’s 215,001.
Monday’s Covid case count always includes data from Saturday and Sunday.
210 deaths have now been reported, down from 217 last Monday, giving a first glimpse of daily deaths stabilizing.
The number of hospital admissions is still on an upward trajectory, but should follow the trends in cases with a slight lag.
Free Covid tests have now been scrapped for the majority of people in England, with the rest of the UK set to follow suit.
Laboratory testing capacity was reduced by half, from nearly a million on Thursday to 500,000 a day over the weekend.
With significantly fewer people being tested, it means the government’s official coronavirus dashboard, which collects positive test data, is no longer an accurate representation of the outbreak.
However, government-funded surveillance schemes continue to operate.
The latest results from the Office for National Statistics revealed a record number of 4.9million people fell ill with Covid across the UK last week.
In England, one in 13 had been infected with the virus and Scotland reported one in 12 had been infected with the virus.
Omicron’s “sister” variant, named BA.2, is currently the most dominant and record-breaking infection rate.
It’s spreading faster than any other variant seen before. However, the Omicron family causes a milder disease.
A booster vaccination is the only way to protect yourself adequately against the Omicron beetle.
The second round of boosters is currently being offered to the most vulnerable in society.
Up to five million children as young as five have now opened vaccination appointments.
Parents can now book their children between the ages of five and 11 for their first Covid vaccine dose.
Children are offered two shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at one-third the adult dose, at least 12 weeks apart.
Hundreds of sites will be offering jabs, according to NHS England, and more will be launched over the course of the week.
It comes as the NHS has expanded the official coronavirus symptom list.
More than two years into the pandemic, the list of possible signs someone might have the disease has been quietly expanding.
It came just after free Covid testing ended.
Britons were previously warned of a high temperature, a new, persistent cough and a loss or change in their sense of smell and taste that could be Covid – and that only those three symptoms warranted a free NHS test.
In addition to the three symptoms listed above, possible symptoms include fatigue, headache, sore throat and runny nose.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/5048460/uks-daily-covid-cases-down-third-one-week/ Daily Covid cases in the UK have fallen by a third with 143,382 new infections in a week