A new negative case record from the beginning of the pandemic was recorded by Britain today, as 119,789 infections were announced within a 24-hour period.
Yesterday the new cases amounted to 106,122.
The death toll was 147, up from 140 on Wednesday, according to the report.
“Bell” by British scientists
Note that British scientists have rung a “bell” for those who have symptoms of colds.
More specifically, half of people who have new cold symptoms are more likely to have symptomatic Covid-19, according to a study by the Zoe Covid study initiative, as cases are on the rise across the UK.
The estimate was based on data from 64,119 tests with a nasopharyngeal smear sample performed over two weeks to 20 December.
“What continues to shock me is the misinformation about the latest Covid home remedies guidelines,” said Tim Spector, lead scientist in the study examining Covid-19. .
“Zoe’s data clearly show that the most important symptoms are no longer a new persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste and smell,” he added.
“For most people, an Omicron case will be much more like a common cold, starting with a sore throat, runny nose and headache,” he explained.
The study, which uses an app to monitor infections, said the number of new daily symptomatic cases had risen by 66% to 144,284, compared to last week. This is the biggest leap in cases since March 2020, when the study began.