Cautiously optimistic review of UK infections & deaths from Covid-19. We might be on the way to winning, if we stay careful.
UK ONS: We’ve avoided a repeat of last Spring
This is great news! April & May 2020 were awful in the UK but we could so easily have repeated or even exceeded that loss of life this winter.
Lockdown’s working! Covid-19 prevalence hugely reduced.
41% drop in UK Covid positivity means deaths will fall to about 19,000 in the coming four weeks.
We have confirmation that our excess mortalities are dying “of” Covid-19.
We can now see what people are dying "of" or "with" in the UK. Results might not be what you expected.
Post-Christmas Covid in all selected countries & world
Coronavirus mortality update on 18 selected countries and the world. Includes the UK, Ireland, USA & Canada.
UK: Positive tests are down, deaths are stable, cfr is slightly up
After a massive coronavirus mortality spike in January, the UK faces a tough February - but cases are going down.
These numbers are people
How many do you know? In the UK, chances are that someone around you has already died from Covid-19. See how we compare with other countries.
Covid UK: 100,000 dead by the time you read this
Expect another 33,000 deaths in the next 4 weeks.
Covid-19 in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany
Comparing the UK's Covid performance with Germany, France, Italy & Spain.
80,568 extra deaths since 2019
114 people have died for every 100 who would normally: all the extra deaths involved coronavirus.
Covid-19 tests & cases in the last 28 days, UK
2.3% of people with positive tests have died within 28 days.
It’s been a bad week in the UK.
Thousands of people insisted on doing their Christmas shopping in person and getting together with family for the celebrations. We are paying for it with death. Here’s what Christmas did to our mortality numbers.
2020: Largest yearly increase in deaths since when?
Relative to population, deaths in 2020 were the highest since 2003. However, medical science has made one or two advances in the last 17 years! As you can see, the trend has been very much downwards and the jump in mortality from 2019 is quite horrible.