UK registers 92,368 cases of Covid-19 in a four percent increase from last week


The number of UK Covid-19 cases has fallen substantially since peaking around the New Year when 245,182 cases were recorded on January 4; meanwhile, the UK Health Security Agency has started including data on potential reinfections on its dashboard

The number of cases has dropped substantially since it peaked around New Year
The number of cases has dropped substantially since it peaked around New Year

The UK has recorded another 92,368 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and the death toll has risen by 51.

The latest figures, released by the Department of Health on Monday afternoon, show a four per cent rise in confirmed infections since this same time last week.

Last Monday (January 24) a total of 88,447 new cases of coronavirus were recorded.

Meanwhile, fatalities slightly decreased from 56.

On Sunday, 62,399 new cases and 85 deaths were recorded.

The number of cases has dropped substantially since peaking around New Year’s, with 245,182 cases recorded on January 4.

Restrictions on residences have been relaxed since Monday 31st January
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Since Monday, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) now includes data on potential reinfections on its Covid-19 dashboard.

As a result, the updated figures for England show 14,845,382 episodes of infection since the start of the pandemic, with 588,114 (4.0%) reinfections added to the country’s total number of cases.

The new data metric shows that reinfection rates averaged about 1.4 percent of cases through November 16, 2021, when there was a spike in infections following the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Professor Steven Riley, UKHSA’s managing director of data and analytics, said: “Re-infection remained at very low levels until the start of the Omicron wave. It is right that our daily reporting processes reflect how the virus has changed.”

The figures released each day by the UKHSA will now include reinfections, increasing the total number.
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“We continue to see downward trends in the number of cases and incidence of the disease as we work to reduce the impact of the pandemic on our daily lives. Since vaccination remains a great defense against infection and disease, Please apply as soon as possible.” possible.”

Monday’s figures came as the much-anticipated report on Downing Street’s closing parties was released.

Sue Gray’s report found “failures of leadership and judgement” about Downing Street closing parties that “should not have been allowed”.

The nine-page “update” said that “at least some” of the meetings were “a serious breach not only of the high standards expected of those who work at the heart of government, but also of the standards expected of all the British population at the time.”

Sue Gray’s long-awaited report was published on January 31.
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It also revealed that Scotland Yard is investigating 12 of the 16 parties it investigated, including Boris Johnson’s birthday party.

Monday also marked the end of the Covid restrictions.

The guidelines introduced last year have gradually changed and telecommuting has also come to an end.

From Monday, restrictions were relaxed in nursing homes as “living with” the virus became the latest instruction from the UK government.

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Cases are plummeting and the ‘R’ rate has also fallen to its lowest level since March 2021.

Limits were introduced on visits to Plan B curbside care homes, allowing millions to spend time with their nearest and dearest.

But the restriction of three visitors has been lifted from today in all nursing homes.

Workers will be required to perform lateral flow tests before each shift beginning February 16.

The government removed the restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus Omicron
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Weekly PCR tests are currently required along with lateral flow tests three times a week.

Nearly nine in 10 nursing home residents had received triple needle sticks, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, allowing visiting rules to be relaxed.

He said: “I know how vital companionship is to those living in nursing homes and what a positive difference visits make, which is why we continue to allow three designated visitors and one essential caregiver under Plan B measures.

“Thanks to the progress we have made, I am delighted that nursing home restrictions can now be further eased, allowing residents to see more of their loved ones,” he said.

Also starting Monday, vulnerable children aged five to 11 receive their first injection to protect against covid.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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