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Covid-19 cases drop by a THIRD, new study results


Covid cases have fallen by a THIRD since the second national lockdown – and have halved in the north, a new study shows

  • During the second lockdown, infections across England fell by almost a third
  • The research was based on random swab tests from 105,000 people
  • The Imperial Study is the largest national swab testing program

Infections have fallen by nearly a third across England since the second national lockdown was imposed. This resulted in a large study.

Falls in the northwest and northeast have halved, raising hopes that much of the north could move to stage two.

The study by Imperial College London, commissioned by the Department of Health, was based on random swab tests on 105,000 people between November 13 and 24.

Overall, one in 100 tested positive, compared to one in 80 in the previous round of testing between October 16 and November 2.

NORTH EAST: The number of coronavirus cases in the North East of England as of November 24th. (Pillar 1: Swab tests in Public Health England (PHE) laboratories and NHS hospitals for patients with clinical needs and for health and care workers. Pillar 2: Swab tests for the general public as set out in government guidelines)

NORTH WEST: The number of coronavirus cases in the north west of England as of November 24th

NORTH WEST: The number of coronavirus cases in the north west of England as of November 24th

NORTH EAST: Coronavirus inpatients in North East England until November 24th

NORTH EAST: Coronavirus inpatients in North East England until November 24th

NORTH WEST: Coronavirus Hospital inpatient until November 24th in the North West of England

NORTH WEST: Coronavirus Hospital inpatient until November 24th in the North West of England

Separate daily data from the Ministry of Health released yesterday also confirmed that infection numbers are shrinking dramatically.

Another 12,155 cases and 215 deaths were reported, compared with 18,662 cases and 398 deaths last Sunday.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the virus is now "better under control" but warned that "we cannot afford to take our foot off the pedal".

The Imperial Study is the largest national swab testing program and has a major impact on government policy.

The study estimated that the all-important R-number – the average number of people someone infected with the virus – could now be just 0.71.

The researchers found that cases rose rapidly before the second lockdown began on November 5th. Since then, however, cases have fallen by 30 percent.

The study states: “This decline in prevalence spans nearly three of the four weeks of the second national lockdown. The decline in prevalence was particularly sharp in the north, where it fell by over 50 percent in the two regions experienced, the highest levels in the country. & # 39;

However, the study found that cases in London and the Midlands had remained stable and infection rates are now higher in the Midlands than in the north of England.

Overall, 1.55 percent of people in the West Midlands tested positive, compared with 0.72 percent in the Northeast and 1.08 percent in the Northwest.

Infections in children increased.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the virus is now "better under control" but warned that "we cannot afford to take our foot off the pedal".

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the virus is now "better under control" but warned that "we cannot afford to take our foot off the pedal".

The study warned that "absolute levels will remain high" and that a phased approach with continued surveillance "will remain essential until vaccination is … widespread".

Mr Hancock said, “Thanks to the huge public effort over the past few weeks, we have been able to get the virus under better control.

"This latest data shows that we must maintain our resolve and still cannot afford to step off the pedal, despite the encouraging decline in cases and advances in vaccines."

Paul Elliott, Program Director at Imperial, said, "These trends suggest that the tiered approach has helped contain infection in these areas, and that lockdown contributed to that effect."

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