Health & Fitness

Covid infections down considerably in UK

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Posted: 09/05/22 - 00:01
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Covid infections are down considerably in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, with around one in 33 people thought to be infected.

Around 1.9m people - roughly 3% of the population - would have tested positive in the week to 30 April - more than 923,000 fewer than the week before.

It is the largest week-on-week drop in the number of infections since the ONS survey began in July 2020.

But despite the reduction "infections remain high overall", experts warn.

"We continue to see a considerable reduction in infections across the UK, with rates at their lowest level in England since the start of the year," said Sarah Crofts, Head of Analytical Outputs for the COVID-19 Infection Survey.

"Despite this, infections remain high overall."

I Call True: Are infections really down or now people aren't getting free LFTs are they just not bothering to test at all now? (Something I've theorised about before on LCB) either way this is, i guess good news one way or the other.

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Laughable at the attempts to keep this going. If this is in the summer, I wonder what is going to come in the winter!
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So why are we STILL reporting on this, what does the number have to be 1 in 100? 1 in 1000? for them to stop talking about it
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MDM these 'forecasts' are based on 1000 people randomly tested by ONS and not the actual number of people testing as that has fallen off the chart as you mention so would not give a 'true' picture