Covid infections are rising again across the UK, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
An estimated 2.3 million people, or one in 30 people, are infected with the virus, a 32% increase from the previous week.
The upside is driven by two new fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron – called BA.4 and BA.5.
People can get infected even if they’ve had Covid before, but the bites help protect against serious illness.
In the week ending June 24, the ONS estimates Covid rates were:
Sarah Crofts, from the ONS, said: “Across the UK we have seen a continued increase of over half a million infections, likely caused by the growth of the BA.4 and BA variants. 5. »
In his analysis of England, he found that infections were rising in all regions and across all age groups.
In Scotland, which has the highest Covid rates in the UK, the rise in infections may slow slightly.
- Omicron variant
- Office of National Statistics
- coronavirus pandemic
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