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UK daily Covid cases stable with 88,171 new infections reported

DAILY coronavirus cases have remained stable so far, with 88,171 people having tested positive for the virus.

It is launched as a study showing that daily cases are nearly 200,000 yenwhen the British secretly reported their lateral flow tests.

A new study has found that cases can actually reach close to 200,000 a day as Britons give up reporting the results of their lateral flow tests.

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A new study has found that cases can actually reach close to 200,000 a day as Britons give up reporting the results of their lateral flow tests.Credit: LNP

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Yesterday’s case plummet 21% in one day, with 88,085 Those recorded positive results, but the death toll hit an 11-month high after the government dashboard figures were changed.

The death toll has dropped by 43% today, with 303 deaths reported.

Cases have remained stable, and experts say the high level of vaccine uptake means the majority are unlikely to develop severe illness.

In December, health officials said Britons with a positive lateral flow test need to report their results Go to the NHS website and go into self-isolation.

But they no longer need to have confirm PCR if they don’t have any symptom.

Professor Tim Spector, an epidemiologist at King’s College London, said this means that positive LFTs “are often not recorded with the government, so confirmed case data are missing thousands of results. LFT results, leading to a major underreporting”.

Professor Spector said in November about 70% of people are active lateral flow watching with a People’s Republic of China. Now, it has dropped to 10%.

While both PCR and LFT are included in the official daily tally, it is possible that cases are sliding through the cracks after the mandatory PCR rule was dropped.

Data from the government also shows that Covid cases are still increasing in 172 regions in the UK.

Overall, cases have plummeted across the UK with the majority of people with Omicron having mild, cold-like symptoms.

Various studies have shown that the milder Omicron and enhanced vaccine deployment have helped bring the UK out of the deadlock.

During the UK Health Security Agency’s weekly winter briefing, data showed Covid fell at the national level and hospital admissions also fell across most age groups.

However, it showed a slight increase in people aged 0-4 to 5-14.

In the last week of January, case rates were highest among people aged 5 to 9, with a weekly rate of 1925.5 per 100,000 population.

The lowest case rates are in people aged 70 to 79 years, with a weekly rate of 301.3 per 100,000 population.

Regularly check LFDs before seeing anyone vulnerable and do PCR testing if they have symptoms

Professor Steven RileyDirector General of Data, Analytics and Surveillance at UK Health Security

In the seven days to January 29, cases have dropped in 205 areas in the UK and an interactive map shows the current level of infection.

The cities of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon ​​in Northern Ireland have the highest rate of infection in the UK, with 4,408 cases in the seven days to January 29 – or 2,029.2 per 100,000 people.

That number increased from 1,766.8 in the seven days to January 22.

Lisburn & Castlereagh in Northern Ireland had the second highest rate, increasing from 1,595.1 to 1,991.8, with 2,917 cases.

Wokingham in Berkshire had the third highest rate, rising from 1,574.1 to 1,856.9, with 3,230 cases.

Newport had the highest rate in Wales (819.4, down from 862.9) and Aberdeen City had the highest rate in Scotland (630.0, up from 588.1).

With cases still rising in some areas of the UK, Professor Steven Riley, Director-General of Data, Analytics and Surveillance at the UK Health Security Authority (UKHSA) said ‘yes’ outlook’ that we will no longer see a rapid increase in infections and hospitalizations.

He added: “We urge people to get vaccinated and booster shots as soon as they are eligible, check regularly with LFDs before seeing anyone vulnerable, and do PCR testing if they are affected. have symptoms.

“Keep playing your part to reduce the spread of Covid-19.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17536924/uk-daily-covid-cases-stable-infections-deaths-fall/ UK daily Covid cases stable with 88,171 new infections reported

Emma Bowman

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