October 22, 2021, 15:48

    UK daily Covid cases hit 69,000 as 1 in 69 Brits have coronavirus symptoms

    UK daily Covid cases hit 69,000 as 1 in 69 Brits have coronavirus symptoms

    UK daily Covid cases have hit 69,000 as 1 in 69 Brits have coronavirus symptoms.

    It comes as the ZOE CoVID study, the third wave of coronavirus has now reached its peak.

    Further research found in the double vaccinated population, there are an estimated 18,817 new daily symptomatic cases in the UK.

    The UK R value is also estimated to be around 1.0 and regional R values in England are 1.0, Wales, 1.0 and Scotland, 0.9.

    Professor Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Study app, comments on the latest data: "The UK seems to be slowly waking up to the fact that COVID cases are too high, but the reality is they’ve been soaring for months and many countries have put us on their red list.

    The UK R value is also estimated to be around 1.0
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    "Infections remain high in young people, and look to be spilling over into the 35-55 year olds. If these increases creep into the over 55s it could spell disaster for the NHS this winter.

    "This week a major UK Care Home provider has confirmed that based on our research, it’s now including cold-like symptoms on their visitor forms to stop potential COVID cases from entering their facilities.

    "This is a bold move as it goes against the official government guidance, but will ultimately save lives, and hopefully others will follow suit."

    Further research found in the double vaccinated population, there are an estimated 18,817 new daily symptomatic cases
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