Latest UK disease data. What are the statistics for summer 2021 compared to the same period last year? Who is afraid of autumn?
At the same time last year, the UK was approaching what was called a second wave of the disease, which in turn led to the lockdown, that is, the tightening of restrictions across the country, which only began to gradually ease in the spring of 2021.
The number of cases in the UK
In total, up to 6 million cases and 130,000 deaths have been reported in Great Britain since the start of the pandemic. The number of cases in the UK is now 30 times higher than it was at the same time last year and again showing an upward trend. By comparison – on August 20, 2021, there were 37,314 cases of Covid-19 in the UK, and at the same time last year only 1182 cases, and the number of people in hospital increased this year compared to the previous year.
Higher statistics correlate, inter alia, with more testing – also among travelers who also have to take tests after returning. Many of them do not even have symptoms of the disease, but the tests are positive, which also increases the statistics.
Ending the lockdown had no negative impact
There were fears that ending the lockdown, which the British government had decided, would lead to a drastic increase in the disease. However, this did not happen. However, medical experts fear falls when children return to school and the time many adults return to their desks from holidays.
However, the situation may not be that bad. According to the Office for National Statistics, more than 9 in 10 adults in the UK currently have antibodies to coronavirus, either through transmission or through vaccination.
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