Record High COVID-19 Cases Cause For Alarm
Highest Cases For Two Years
New estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that as many as 4.9 million people in the United Kingdom may currently have COVID-19, up more than 600,000 from the 4.3 million the previous week. This represents the highest total number of cases ever reported since the ONS began recording in April 2020.
These figures are particularly concerning as not only are case numbers up, but the numbers for deaths are also at their highest for two months. Despite the alarming nature of this news, with the requirement for people who test positive to isolate no longer being in place, this rise was to be expected – in fact, it is something that we predicted here at Let’s Sanitise It.
This number is likely to continue to rise over the coming weeks, but with free lateral flow and PCR testing having now come to an end the true prevalence of COVID-19 within the UK will likely be unknown.
Kara Steel, the senior statistician on the ONS survey, said, ‘Infection levels remain high, with the highest levels recorded in our survey seen in England and Wales and notable increases among older age groups.’
With cases on the rise among the oldest, most vulnerable people within our society, it is important that we take decisive action ourselves to reduce the rate of transmission on COVID-19. We should all continue to follow government guidance as much as possible; people who test positive should try to isolate for five days, older people should get their second booster jab at the first opportunity and everyone should be making the commitment to good hygiene.
After vaccinations, good hygiene practices are perhaps the most powerful tool we have against the spread of COVOD-19. If applied strategically, we can use the most advanced, scientifically proven cleaning methods we have at our disposal to reduce the rates of transmission among the population.
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