The variety of individuals with coronavirus in England has remained steady for the reason that finish of April, in line with new knowledge, with practically 140,000 individuals contaminated within the final two weeks.
The second snapshot of Covid-19 charges locally, taken by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), discovered that 137,000 individuals – 0.25% of the inhabitants – had coronavirus at any given time in the course of the two weeks from 4-17 Might.
The earlier set of figures confirmed 148,000 had been contaminated in England between 27 April and 10 Might, however the ONS stated “the change is comparatively small and it must be interpreted that the variety of individuals in England which have Covid-19 is comparatively steady”.
The research discovered there have been an estimated 61,000 new Covid-19 infections per week in England within the final two weeks, an incidence price of 0.11 new instances per 100 individuals dwelling in private-residential households.
The survey examined 14,599 individuals in 7,054 households, of whom 35 people in 32 households examined optimistic. The figures don’t embrace individuals staying in hospital or care properties, the place infections are more likely to be larger.
The ONS discovered there have been no variations within the charges of an infection amongst women and men, or individuals of various ages. Between 4-17 Might, 0.26% of ladies and 0.21% of males are estimated to have examined optimistic. The figures confer with infections reported locally, and exclude these reported in hospitals, care properties or different institutional settings.
The research additionally discovered there was no distinction between the proportion of these testing optimistic for coronavirus who labored as nurses, docs and care employees, and people not working in these roles.
Of these working with sufferers in healthcare and people in social care roles, 0.24% examined optimistic for Covid-19, the identical price as these doing different jobs. The previous survey found individuals working in patient-facing roles had a a lot larger price of an infection, 1.33% in contrast with 0.22%.
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