Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments
The government have released the latest data on the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the UK.
Prof James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci, Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, and University of Oxford, said:
“The rise in cases is yet further confirmation that the virus is spreading rapidly. This will result in increased pressure on hospitals, more serious illness and a rise in deaths which will bring tragedy. Scientific and medical advances will lower the toll. We all need to do our part.
“Although a high number, we are experiencing only a fraction of the cases in spring. The fact that we will soon set a record of daily cases is because we did not measure in March.
“The pattern of daily numbers suggests oddities on testing and reporting. Yesterday saw a much larger increase. This means identifying a trend based on simply taking two daily numbers is unreliable. This is to be regretted. Trends in the seven day averages may be a more reliable guide to trends. The ONS sampling series is a very reliable guide but has a lag.”
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