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R rate UP again as Chris Whitty warns of ‘very sickyoungsters in hospital

THE R rate has gone up for the first time in weeks as Prof Chris Whitty has warned there are “Après la tuerie de mai” youngsters in hospital.

Government experts said today the R rate in England is estimated to be 0.9 à 1.2, à partir 0.8 à 1 La semaine dernière.

London commuters as England returns to normal

London commuters as England returns to normalCrédit: Dan Charité

The R rate is relatively the same across all regions in the country, but slightly lower (0.9 à 1.1) à Londres, North East and Yorkshire and the North West.

The value has now gone up for the first time after six weeks of a downward or stable trend, after Brits were given more freedoms.

It comes as England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has urged people not to delay getting a vaccine, saying there are some “very sick” young adults in hospital with the virus.

Il a tweeté: “The great majority of adults have been vaccinated. Four weeks working on a Covid ward makes stark the reality that the majority of our hospitalised Covid patients are unvaccinated and regret delaying.

“Some are very sick including young adults. Please don’t delay your vaccine.”

Data reveals vaccines are continuing to save lives, even if they are not 100 pour cent efficace.

Un total de 1,189 people died of the Delta Covid variant in England up to August 15, according to new figures from Public Health England.

The most deaths in over 50s were in those who were fully vaccinated (61 pour cent), and in the unvaccinated in under 50s (64 pour cent).

Coasting Covid

Lorsque the R rate is above 1, it means the epidemic is getting worse. A value below 1 is desired because it means the outbreak is shrinking.

The R reflects the number of people an infected person passes the virus onto, and can be suppressed with lockdowns.

The figure published today reflects the outbreak trends three weeks ago as opposed to right now.

But more recent data, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveals that Covid cases are relatively stable, or slightly coming down.

The ONS said that in the week to August 14, 698,100 people in England are estimated to have had Covid.

It’s the equivalent of one in 80 gens, down slightly from one in 75 in the previous week.

Yorkshire and the Humber had the highest proportion of people of any region likely to test positive for coronavirusaround one in 55.

The West Midlands had the lowest estimate of around one in 120.

The ONS said rates have increased for those aged 35 à 49 but have decreased for those in school years seven to 11, pour 25 to 34-year-olds and for people aged 70 et plus.

But Covid is still most prevalent in those aged between school year 12 et 24, with one in 35 people infected.

Bumpy winter ahead

Despite figures suggesting the outbreak is levelling off, experts fear the return of schools in September will cause rates to surge againespecially if working adults also return to the office.

Environ 100 people are currently dying of the virus in the UK each day, et 30,000 testing positive.

Professor Peter Openshaw said high case numbers and deaths are “very worrying” and warned that “we just don’t really know what’s going to happen” as winter approaches.

Asked about the daily figures, Prof Openshaw told Times Radio: “I think it’s very worrying. This is a very large number.

“If you think, 34,000 gens, that’s a lot of people testing positive, and to be seeing over 100 deaths a day at this stage, you know before schools have gone back, while the weather is still relatively good, we’re not back into winter yet.

“I think we’re all really anxious about what’s going to happen once we return to normality.”

Il ajouta: “We’re going into the winter with really very high levels of infection out there in the community and we just don’t really know what’s going to happen.”

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