Covid rates: Latest data shows three areas with highest number of infections | UK | News (Reports)


In a joint statement, Tim Spector OBE, lead scientist on the ZOE app and Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, said the figures were “good news”.

“Cases are still falling which is good news but there are signs that this 60 percent decrease is running out of steam with some areas already starting to see R-values creep back up to 1.0,” they said.

“With the number of active cases (prevalence) at 520,000 and falling slowly, the risk of infection remains high and so it’s important to continue with social measures to reduce transmission.

“We need to remember there are other early symptoms of the virus such as headache, fatigue and sore throat.


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