Health & Fitness

Covid infections in record drop of nearly one million, says ONS

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Posted: 30/04/22 - 00:01
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There has been a record drop in the number of Covid infections in the UK, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Around 2.87 million people would have tested positive in the week to 23 April - 900,000 fewer than the week before.

Covid levels are declining in England, Scotland and Wales but are unchanged in Northern Ireland.

Despite the decreases in all age groups in most of the UK, the ONS said infections remained high.

"We are yet to see if this is part of a larger trend," said Kara Steel, senior statistician for the Covid-19 Infection Survey.

One in 23 would test positive for the virus under the latest estimates, down from one in 17 the week before - a 24% decrease.

That equates to the largest week-on-week fall in total infections since the ONS started its survey in July 2020.

I Call True: A tenuous true - so a record drop coincides with people actually having to pay for the tests now as they aren't free anymore! Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not!
Either way it seems to be blowing itself out that's for sure.

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26 days
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As it is now literally a cold, or flu at worst, we do not need to continue with this fear porn.
It's over (until they release another manufactured virus from a secret lab somewhere in the world).
27 days
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So this is a prediction based on a random sample of 1000 people they test and then upscale they numbers
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We need to turn this narrative off now it’s irrelevant to our society