Good news. According to the ONS’s latest infection survey, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the w/e September 18th was 11% lower than the previous week. MailOnline has more.
The Office for National Statistics’ weekly surveillance report estimated 620,100 people had the virus on any given day in the week to September 18th, down 11% from the previous seven-day spell.
And No 10’s top scientists claimed the R rate has dipped below one for the first time since March and could be as low as 0.8.
In addition – and you won’t believe this – SAGE’s latest projections about Covid hospital admissions were wildly over-pessimistic.
Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have fallen to the lowest level for two months as bleak warnings from government scientists once again failed to materialise.
Latest data shows Britain is ‘over the worst’ of the pandemic after the number of virus patients admitted to hospital fell by 15% in a week.
So far this week, just 557 patients a day have been admitted to English hospitals, despite the Sage committee’s dire warnings of a devastating autumn surge.
Only last week, Sage published modelling warning there could be 7,000 hospitalisations a day within weeks.
But current admissions are half the level of even its ‘best-case scenario’.
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