The UK’s Office of National Statistics reports that (25.06.2022):
The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) increased in all UK countries in the week ending 18 June 2022 (17 June for Scotland).
The increase was likely caused by infections from Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
- England: 1 in 40 people
- Scotland: 1 in 20 people
- Wales: 1 in 45 people
- Northern Ireland: 1 in 30 people
Orkney has the highest rate of infection this week in Scotland. 122 New #Covid Cases in Orkney: Weekly Update 22nd June 2022
Because fewer people are testing modelled estimates are used to calculate the official reported estimate. The model smooths the series to understand the trend and is revised each week to incorporate new test results.
In a survey conducted for ONS 1/3 of adults said they were worried about the effect that COVID-19 was having on their lives, and around 4 in 10 (41%) were worried about new variants.
180,000 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test.
- England: 156,000
- Scotland: 12,389
- Wales: 7,529
- Northern Ireland: 3,445
- get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- open windows when socialising indoors
- wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- wash your hands to protect yourself
Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.