In the week ending April 24, infections with the new corona virus fell in four countries in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and were 20 times lower than in January, according to a study by the British Statistical Organization (ONS).
Based on a random sample of thousands of people, the authors of the study estimate that approximately 66,000 citizens in the UK tested positive in mid-April, less than the previous week’s estimate and the second wave peak in January with less than 1.25 million affected.
Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said the data confirm the drop in daily cases found across the UK and reflect evidence that recent deflation has not had a negative impact.
“In fact, there are no signs of an increased risk of outbreaks, at least for now, confirming that the current roadmap is still on track,” Hunter noted.
Other experts are cautious in warning that the spread of new variants should be taken into account.
In total, 127,517 of the 4,416,623 people in the United Kingdom have died, with confirmed cases of infection since the onset of the Govt-19 epidemic.
To date, 34,216,087 people have received the first dose of the new corona virus vaccine, of which 14,532,875 have received the second dose, which is administered between three and 12 weeks.
The Govt-19 epidemic has caused at least 3,168,333 deaths worldwide, resulting in more than 150.4 million infections, according to a report released by the French company AFP.
In Portugal, 16,974 of the 836,493 confirmed diseases have died, according to the Directorate General of Health’s most recent bulletin.
The disease is spread by a new corona virus detected in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan in central China.