Estimated ONSIn the week to July 6, there were almost 2874 million infected people in England, Scotland – 334 thousand, in Wales – 183.5 thousand, and in Northern Ireland – 107.6 thousand. In total, this is the highest number since mid-April, although still below the record since mid-March of 4.9 million.

This is another week in a row with Significant increase in the number of injuries. Last Friday, the Office for National Statistics reported that 400,000 were added, and two weeks ago – 500,000. Even in early May and June, the Office for National Statistics estimated the number of infected people per million. In terms of population, the situation is still worse in Scotland, where – according to the Office for National Statistics – 1 in 16 people suffer from coronavirus, showing signs of infection or not.

New variants responsible for infection

Because of the increasing number of British injuries Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization The JCVI on Friday recommended that all people over 50 should be eligible for booster vaccinations in the fall, instead of the 65, as previously planned. Apart from them, all residents and workers of nursing homes, and all service employees are entitled to health In contact with patients and persons aged 5 to 49 years from high-risk groups.

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The current growth, as in other European countries, is due to the sub-options Omicron BA.4 and BA.5, which are likely to be dominant in Great Britain.

From London Bartłomiej Niedziński