COVID numbers tumble, as new variants fail to take hold

May 5, 2022

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According to ZOE COVID Study incidence figures, in total there are currently 127,245 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average (Graph 1).

The UK R-value is estimated to be around 0.8 and regional R values are; England, 0.8, Wales, 0.9, and Scotland, 0.9. 

On average 1 in 27 people in the UK currently have symptomatic COVID.

Graph 1. The ZOE COVID Study UK incidence figures total number of daily new cases over time.

Graph 2. Incidence by age group 

Graph 3. Incidence rate in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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