Corona virus infection has been on the rise in the UK in recent weeks, according to new estimates.
The government’s latest R number is 1 to 1.2, which means the epidemic is growing.
In a study of thousands of people in the UK, cases doubled every seven to eight days, with a significant increase in youth in the north.
New laws on how many people can socialize indoors and outdoors are being introduced starting Monday.
The ‘Rule of the Six’ More than six will be banned from gathering in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It has also been announced that Birmingham will become the latest Area for bringing in new restrictions after an increase in cases.
But three separate large studies indicate widespread outbreaks of corona virus in the population.
And this R (reproduction) no – It describes how many people each person transmits the virus to – and increased.
If it is more than one, as now, the number of victims is increasing.
But the virus is at a much lower level across the UK than the peak of the epidemic in April.
The UK is entering a new phase of corona virus infection.
Since being locked, we determine how to respond to fall cases. But now the R number has gone above the critical level of 1 for the first time since March 1, and is backed up by duplication of data showing that cases are growing again.
It’s not just in hotspots like Bolton – a government adviser told me, the hike was widespread across the country.
They said today was a “wake up call” for the nation. There are already some signs that the number of hospital admissions is starting to rise.
But this is not a repeat of the structure for locking. Cases are at a very low level and they are slowly growing.
Before locking, cases are doubled to R number three and every three to four days. Now it’s half over.
The corona virus will be a big challenge until we get a vaccine.
So, the question that defines us as we go through the harsh winter is how to balance the virus that clogs our lives.
A REACT study of more than 150,000 volunteers in the UK, one of three new data on community levels, found that “accelerating transfers” in late August and early September.
It said the rate of infection was increasing in the UK but especially in the Northeast, Northwest and Yorkshire.
There was also an increase in positive cases in all age groups up to 65 years, with the highest growth rates being in 18-24 year olds.
Professor Paul Elliott, director of research at Imperial College London, has made clear “information on the trend of corona virus infections” where cases are growing rapidly across the UK and are “no longer focused on key workers”.
There is evidence that it is “an epidemic in the community,” he said, not as a result of being over-tested by more people.
The second set of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that there has been no increase in cases in Wales in the first week of September. It is estimated that 1,200 people were infected with the corona virus during the week from August 30 to September 5.
But in the UK, the equivalent estimate is 39,700 – 11,000 higher than the previous week.
ONS based its statistics on thousands of fabric tests carried out on homes, whether or not people had symptoms.
Katherine Kent from the ONS Infection Survey reports that “there has been an increase in Govt-19 infections in the UK in recent weeks, with higher infection rates among 17-34 year olds”.
Nicola Sturgeon warns that the average number of cases in Scotland “triples every three weeks”.
And third figures Covit Symptom Study Application, Which monitors the health of nearly four million people in the UK, also suggests the development of new cases since the end of August – a significant increase in the number for the first time since mid-June.