Data published by the UK Office of National Statistics today, 8th July 2022 shows that the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase across the UK, likely caused by increases in infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
- England: 1 in 25 people
- Scotland: 1 in 17 people
- Wales: 1 in 20 people
- N. Ireland: 1 in 19 people
The positivity rate is the percentage of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 on a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at a point in time.
Currently, the variants under surveillance in the UK are: Omicron, including sub-lineages BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, BA.4 and BA.5
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|England||3.95||3.78||4.12||2,154,000||2,062,600||2,247,100||1 in 25||1 in 25||1 in 25|
|Wales||4.93||4.14||5.73||149,700||125,800||174,200||1 in 20||1 in 25||1 in 17|
|5.36||4.52||6.27||98,400||82,900||115,100||1 in 19||1 in 20||1 in 16|
|Scotland||5.94||5.24||6.66||312,800||276,100||350,400||1 in 17||1 in 19||1 in 15|
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Deaths in the UK related to Covid-19
The number of deaths (all causes) registered in the UK in the week ending 24 June 2022 (Week 25) was 12,278, which was 15.9% above the five-year average (1,682 excess deaths); of these deaths, 346 involved COVID-19.
The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the UK increased from 309 to 346 in the latest week (ending 24 June 2022). Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for 2.8% of all deaths in the latest week; an increase from 2.5% in the previous week. 270 were registered in England, 14 in Wales, 51 in Scotland and 10 in Northern Ireland.
COVID-19 remained the leading cause of death in 2021, with 67,350 deaths having an underlying cause of COVID-19, accounting for 11.5% of all deaths registered.
In the UK there have been 180,718 Covid related deaths.
- 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.