The ZOE COVID app is suggesting that there are almost twice the daily infections each day than what government data is showing.
There was an average of 92,953 infections every day on average in the last five days, and scientists behind the app said their data is always a week ahead of all other surveillance systems which serves as an “early warning signal.”
Professor Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Study app, said, “The ZOE data shows the UK could hit 100,000 new cases sooner than expected and with no sign of a Plan B or Plan C.
“The ZOE figures are consistently higher than the official confirmed daily cases because we get results from various sources, including self-reported lateral flow tests that are under-reported officially…
“With the confirmation of our estimates from the ONS’s fortnightly survey, it’s clear the government figures are a big under-estimate, and with the highest rates in Western Europe, there’s no room for complacency.”