The new figures show that there are currently 51,961 new daily symptomatic cases of coronavirus in the UK on average, up from 43,693 new cases last week. On average 1 in 100 people in the UK currently have symptoms of Covid.
New cases are highest among 18 to 35 year olds, followed closely by 0 to 18 year olds, suggesting that younger populations are driving the current increase in cases.
ZOE Covid Study Senior Scientist Professor Tim Spector said the new figures show that ‘unfortunately we are back in a position where cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all increasing and the UK has the highest Covid rates in Europe, despite our higher vaccination rates. “
He said what sets the UK apart from Europe is’ our lack of restrictions’, and that when children return to school after summer break there is a ‘good chance As cases continue to increase.
Professor Spector added that according to study data, fully vaccinated people now account for almost 30% of positive cases, and it is therefore “critical” to be aware of the symptoms of Covid even after being bitten. he declared.