Category “coronavirus”

Isle of Man health bosses urge pregnant women to have Covid booster

November 29th, 2022
Isle of Man health bosses urge pregnant women to have Covid booster

Health bosses on the Isle of Man have urged pregnant women to have a Covid booster. A spokesperson for Manx Care said, “Extensive real-world data has shown that vaccines are safe and highly effective for pregnant women.” Vaccines have been recommended for pregnant women since April 2021 and in December 2021, pregnant women were classed […]

Experts warn of ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people

October 18th, 2022
Experts warn of ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people

Experts have warned of a ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that 1 in 37 people would have tested positive for the virus in the UK during the most recent round of random sampling in October. This is a significant increase from […]

Hospital trusts issue new guidance as Covid rates soar

October 11th, 2022
Hospital trusts issue new guidance as Covid rates soar

Hospital trusts in England have issued new guidance for patients and visitors in response to soaring Covid rates. Kettering and Northampton general hospitals have introduced new measures to try to stem the spread of infection and protect vulnerable patients. Visitors will now be required to wear face coverings in all areas of the hospital and […]

ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

August 31st, 2022
ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decrease in Covid rates during August. The latest figures suggest that 1 in 45 people would test positive for Covid. During June and July, the figure rose to 1 in 15 in some parts of the UK. ONS data is seen as the most accurate […]

Covid infection rates falling across the UK

August 9th, 2022
Covid infection rates falling across the UK

Covid infection rates are falling across the UK. The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm that levels of infection are continuing to decrease. During the week ending July 26th, an estimated 2.6 million people had the virus. This is a significant fall from 3.2 million people in the previous week. The […]

Ministers encourage over 75s to have booster jabs as Covid rates increase

June 21st, 2022
Ministers encourage over 75s to have booster jabs as Covid rates increase

Health ministers in Scotland have issued a fresh call for over 75s and vulnerable individuals to come forward for their booster jabs amid a rise in Covid-19 cases. The spring booster, which was introduced to offer additional protection for those at high risk, will be available for over 75s and people with compromised immunity until […]

UK Covid infection rates continue to drop

May 31st, 2022
UK Covid infection rates continue to drop

Covid infection rates are continuing to drop in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. The most recent data suggests that 1 in 60 people in England would test positive for the virus in the week ending May 21st. This equates to around 1 million active cases, which is a similar rate to […]

Covid rates fall across the UK

April 26th, 2022
Covid rates fall across the UK

Covid rates are continuing to fall across the UK. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that around 1 in 17 people would have tested positive in the week ending on April 16th. A few weeks ago, ONS data suggested that 1 in 13 people would test positive for Covid in England. […]

Covid vaccines now available for 5-11-year-olds in England

April 5th, 2022
Covid vaccines now available for 5-11-year-olds in England

Covid vaccines are now available for children aged between 5 and 11 years old in England. Parents and carers can book appointments for their children online and a number of sites up and down the country will be offering vaccines from Monday 4th April. Advisers said that vaccinating younger age groups will help to “future-proof […]

Covid infections rise by over a million in a week, ONS figures confirm

March 29th, 2022
Covid infections rise by over a million in a week, ONS figures confirm

The number of Covid-19 infections in the UK has risen by over a million in a week, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. Swab tests indicate that 1 in 16 people would have tested positive for Covid in the week ending March 19th. Around 4.3 million people would have tested positive […]

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