The latest infection data from the UK’s Office of National Statistics (published 15th July 2022) shows that the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to increase in all UK countries in the week ending 6 July 2022 (7 July 2022 for Scotland).
The number of people in each country in the UK testing positive for Covid is as follows:
- England: 1 in 19
- Scotland: 1 in 16
- Wales: 1 in 17
- Northern Ireland: 1 in 17
Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 on nose and throat swabs, 11 July 2021 to 7 July 2022.
Official reported estimates of the rate of COVID-19 infections in private households in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Deaths related to Covid also increased with the UK total now reaching 200,000. #Covid Related Deaths in Scotland: 14th July 2022
The proportion of people estimated to have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes coronavirus (COVID-19),, remains high at the 179 ng per millilitre (ng/ml) level
Hospital admissions due to Covid have also continued to increase putting more and more pressure on our NHS staff.
A total of 4,262 patients were admitted to critical care with confirmed COVID-19 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between January 2022 and June 2022. Of these, around two-thirds (67%) were discharged, almost one in four (24%) died in critical care and 9% are still in critical care.
In Scotland in the week ending 10 July 2022, there were 19 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19. There were on average 1,669 patients in hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 15% from the previous week ending 03 July 2022 (1,451).
- 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.