Swab tests on more than 105,000 people showed that according to an interim report from the Real-Time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) program in England, Kovid-19 infection is occurring in England.
The report includes the results of home coronavirus tests taken between November 13 and 24, and shows that “an estimated 0.96% of the population of England has the virus, or about 1 in 100 people.”
According to researchers at Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori, “This is a nearly 30% drop in the number of infections compared to previous findings, where 80 or more than 1.3% people had the virus on November 2.”
A four-week national lockdown in England, in which non-essential businesses were closed and residents asked not to mix with other homes, began on 5 November and would end on Wednesday.
This was when Britain experienced a second wave of infection, particularly in the affected areas in the north of England. The government introduced a local system for the country, under which transition areas were placed under strict restrictions compared to other areas. England will return to the tiered system on Wednesday.
Paul said, “We are seeing a decline in infections at the national level, and especially in those areas that were previously most affected. These trends suggest that these areas have helped curb infections and lockout.” This effect has increased. ” Elliott, Director of Programs at Imperial.
Researchers found that most of England had dramatically the highest declines in the country’s previous hotspots in the north, where they fell more than 50%, researchers found. There was little change in the London and East Midlands region, but the rapid growth of epidemics that appeared in the capital and the south from mid to late October was no longer evident.
According to the report, the West Midlands now has the highest infection at 1.55% of the population.
Research showed an R-number (or fertility number, which shows how many other people each infected person has passed through the virus) has fallen below 1 to an estimated 0.88, “which means the country’s epidemic is currently on the rise. Is shrinking instead, “according to the researchers.
London had the nation’s highest R-number of 0.95, while the lowest were found in northwest and northeast England, at 0.76 and 0.78, respectively.
Researchers also drew attention to the fact that “the virus is having a disproportionate effect on people”, along with health workers, people living in large households and minority ethnic individuals are all at greater risk of infection.
There was also a link with the underprivileged, the report said, and people from the poorest areas had the highest number of infections. The researchers said that it has been suggested that social inequalities may contribute to the spread of the virus in some communities.
Other scientists have raised questions about how asymptomatic Kovid-19 cases may affect the virus case count.
“Most recently [REACT] Nearly 40% of those who tested positive in the survey did not have symptoms at the time of sampling, ”Mark Woolhouse, an epidemiologist at the University of Edinburgh, told the UK’s Science Media Center.
He said it was about 1 in 200 people, which would equal over 250,000 cases across England.
Woolhouse said the results supported the UK government’s aim “to make mass testing as widely available as possible so that large numbers of people could be discovered who could be contagious without knowing it.”