Barrow Covid cases drop as ‘autumn surge’ appears to abate

Barrow Covid cases drop as ‘autumn surge’ appears to abate
Barrow Covid cases drop as ‘autumn surge’ appears to abate

COVID cases in Barrow appear to have leveled off, a sign that an ‘autumn surge’ of the virus has peaked.

There has been a drop in cases as well as the number of people hospitalized with the virus.

According to official data, there has been a 25% drop in cases over the past seven-day period compared to the previous week.

Some 43 patients are in hospitals in Morecambe Bay with Covid, although the number of admissions has fallen by 20% in the past seven days.

At the start of October, the number of patients hospitalized in the area with Covid reached its highest level for ten months, but the figures seem to be trending down.

A total of 9,131 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus were hospitalized nationwide as of 8 a.m. on October 26, down 12% from 10,387 a week earlier.

The number of patients had been rising since mid-September, but that trend appears to have come to a halt, with the total now falling for nine straight days.

Free home testing is no longer available to the general public, with hospital admissions and Office for National Statistics surveys believed to be the most reliable indicators of the number of Covid cases.

Kara Steel, ONS lead statistician for the Covid-19 infection survey, said the latest national figures show a “mixed picture”.

“Although infections appear to have slowed in England and are now decreasing in Wales, they are increasing in both Northern Ireland and Scotland,” she said.

“Infections are highest in people aged 50 and over in England, although there has been an increase in secondary school-aged children.

“It is still too early to tell from the data if we are seeing a turning point in the level of infections – which remain high in all countries. »

The current wave of the virus was fueled by a number of Covid-19 variants that had been circulating for several months, including two now named: Omicron BQ.1 and XBB.

These are being monitored for their potential to spread quickly, but have not been designated as variants of concern, the UK Health Security Agency said.

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