‘Rush to pub’ before second lockdown may have fuelled record rise in Covid cases

Asked whether the “kink” in the case rate could have been caused by “people rushing to the pub” ahead of a lockdown, Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial, said: “Yes it could be, partly. “Clearly, we’ve thought a lot about this a lot. There was a lot happening over that period. There […]

How London has kept Covid hospital cases down during second wave

Lower levels of movement, and consequently social mixing, may help explain why hospitals in the capital have so far escaped a major surge of cases in the second wave. Hospitalisations in London are at less than 150 per 100,000 people, compared to around 400 per...

Operations cancelled as hospitals come under pressure from Covid cases

“Still, anyone with cancer or stroke or heart disease symptoms should absolutely continue to seek help from the NHS, because these urgent services are the priority right now.  The sooner the country bands together and helps get this latest outbreak under control, the...

Covid cases are not spiralling out of control, says King’s College

New figures released by the ONS also put the number of daily infections far lower than Imperial’s figures. The ONS estimates that 568,100 people are currently infected, with 51,900 new cases each day – equating to around one in 100 people, up from 1 in 130...