Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned that the reopening of schools in England this week was likely to trigger further rises in Covid cases – with more to follow … Read more

Ministers urged to keep some Covid restrictions after 19 July due to ‘alarming’ rise in cases | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Leading doctors are urging the government to keep some measures in place in England after 19 July in a bid to help control the spread of Covid amid the “alarming” rise in cases. The British Medical Association (BMA) said that keeping some protective measures in place was “crucial” to stop spiralling cases numbers having a … Read more

Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data | Coronavirus | The Guardian

The total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant accounting for 99% of Covid cases. On Friday 10,476 Covid cases and 11 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were reported in the UK – the former a … Read more

Delta variant causes more than 90% of new Covid cases in UK | Coronavirus | The Guardian

More than 90% of Covid cases in the UK are now down to the coronavirus Delta variant first discovered in India, data has revealed, as the total number of confirmed cases passed 42,000. Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been linked to a rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past … Read more

Coronavirus: UK announces 8,126 Covid cases in biggest spike since February | Daily Mail Online

Boris Johnson today said he was determined not to repeat mistakes made earlier in the pandemic, hinting that he would delay June 21’s ‘Freedom Day’ as Britain recorded another 8,125 coronavirus cases in the biggest spike since February. The figure was 30 per cent up on last Friday’s and means that, since Monday, 34,789 people have … Read more

‘I’m lucky that I’m alive’: Covid-19 patient learning how to walk and talk again after six months in hospital | ITV News

ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan reports on the serious complications and symptoms that can arise after contracting Covid-19 A 48-year-old man who became so ill with he is having to learn how to walk and talk again after spending more than half a year in hospital. Rob Orton was hospitalised with coronavirus in November … Read more

The obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testing | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Maths quiz. If you take a Covid test that only gives a false positive one time in every 1,000, what’s the chance that you’ve actually got Covid? Surely it’s 99.9%, right? No! The correct answer is: you have no idea. You don’t have enough information to make the judgment. This is important to know when … Read more

Coronavirus: Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is linked to MORE blood clots than AstraZeneca’s in the UK | Daily Mail Online

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine has been linked to more blood clots than AstraZeneca’s in reports from the UK, statistics show amid Europe’s ‘baffling’ mass revolt against the jab.  Thirteen countries across the continent have now turned their backs on the Oxford University jab in a knee-jerk reaction over unproven blood clot fears.  The European Medicines Agency … Read more

Covid: Boris Johnson ‘deeply sorry’ as UK coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 | ITV News

Video report by ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand has said he is “deeply sorry” after the UK’s death toll passed 100,000. The prime minister said he takes “full responsibility” for the huge death toll, adding: “We truly did everything that we could, and continue to do everything that we can, to minimise loss of … Read more