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Is there a new Covid wave – and do we need to worry?

12 June 2022

7:32 PM

12 June 2022

7:32 PM

Is Covid back on the rise? The ONS survey shows increasing prevalence in England and Northern Ireland, with ‘uncertain’ results in Wales and Scotland. Scotland’s prevalence (2.4 per cent have the virus, according to the ONS) is almost double anywhere else. Hospitalisations are rising too: up 17 per cent since last week – though two-thirds are incidental (ie in hospital for other reasons).

So is this a new Covid wave? ‘Early signs that Covid may be rising’, says the BBC.

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