The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has reached a new high. Of the 67 million inhabitants, 4.9 million were infected with the virus last week, the Office for National Statistics announced today – the day that free CoV testing ended in England.
The previous record had been set earlier this year with 4.3 million cases. The number of hospital admissions also rose, especially among people over 45.
The statistics office calculated its figures using representative sample surveys. These are considered more reliable than actual statistics because they depend on people with the disease getting tested and reporting the results to the authorities.
According to the sample, one in 13 residents in England was infected, and one in 12 in Scotland. In Wales, one in 14, and in Northern Ireland, 15 residents were infected.
- source: ORF.at/agencies/picture: pixabay.com
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