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Covid cases soar by more than half a million in one week with the total now being almost 2.3 million in the UK

by LLB Reporter
1st Jul 22 3:32 pm

Covid cases in the UK have risen by more than half a million in one week or by 32% to almost 2.3 million, which is up from 1.7 million the previous week.

Despite the 32% rise in cases this is still below the 4.9 million which was recorded at the end of March, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The ONS said that the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are most likely behind the current spike in cases and are the most dominant strains in the UK.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that more than 100 countries have also reported steap rises in cases and it is believed that many cases were caught at Glastonbury last week.

Sarah Crofts, ONS head of analytical outputs for the Covid infection survey, said, “Across the UK we’ve seen a continued increase of over half a million infections, likely caused by the growth of BA.4 and BA.5 variants.

“This rise is seen across all ages, countries, and regions of England.

“We will continue to monitor the data closely to see if this growth continues in the coming weeks.”

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