Covid-19 Infection Survey Pilot Announces Reduction In Cases

The National Statistics (ONS), in its COVID-19 Infection Survey pilot, has revealed that about 24,600 persons in the UK had COVID-19 between 7th to 13th Aug 2020. This number equates to about 1 in 2,200 persons in the civic population. Reports Isabella Colletta.


New infections per 10,000 persons in the earlier week, resulting in about 2,400 new cases each day. It is as well projected that 1,300 persons in Wales had the disease in this timeframe, which is about 1 in 2,400 persons.


Information obtained by the review has not given sufficient proof to determine whether there was a decline of numbers in UK in the past few days, so the ONS maintains that numbers have declined in England. The study has delivered no proof to suggest there’s a different rate of infection in different regions UK, nevertheless, it shows a minimal increase in the number of persons testing positive for the disease in July in comparison to the low in the month of June.


Co-Head of Analysis for the COVID-19 Infection Survey, Katherine Kent stated: “Our study of the outcomes from recent weeks shows there isn’t presently sufficient indication to state whether the figure of new cases each week has done anything other than levelled off in relation to last week’s approximation.


“This week we revealed the considerable expansion of this study which will now take in information for the entire UK and we’ve begun sending out invitations for new persons to participate.  Additional samples means we can provide extra detail in our estimations and give much required local information about the spread of COVID-19. If you’re contacted, Kindly take a few minutes to do your bit to contribute in controlling the spread of this virus.”