Birmingham news Covid-19 caution advised as R rate rises to 1 PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The scientists behind the report warn that infection rates are expected to rise as England cautiously eases restrictions

Birmingham news Covid-19 caution advised as R rate rises to 1 PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The scientists behind the report warn that infection rates are expected to rise as England cautiously eases restrictions

Birmingham news  Covid-19 caution advised as R rate rises to 1  PremierLeague-News.Com
07 April 2021 - 23:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The R rate in England is now estimated to be at the level where cases can start growing exponentially. If the R rate - of the reproduction number - of a disease is one or above, it will infect more and more people. The tenth report of REACT-1, one of the country’s largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI, estimated an R number of 1 in England in March. The scientists behind the report warn that infection rates are expected to rise as England cautiously eases restrictions - and say they "have been clear that moving too fast, too soon through the roadmap risks putting unsustainable pressure on the NHS". Kelly Beaver, managing director of public affairs at Ipsos MORI warned we must remain vigilant with the R number at such a risky stage. She said: “Over 1.5 million people in England have now participated in the REACT study and the data from this round is very encouraging, with a 60% reduction in prevalence since the last round in March. Read More Related Articles Mum and daughter stuck in Birmingham after being 'turned away' from easyJet flight home to Spain Read More Related Articles Government issues advice for people who have already had AstraZeneca vaccine “But as we progress through the roadmap out of lockdown, we must remain vigilant. The R number being at 1 means we need to remain cautious in our approach over the coming weeks and months.” But in positive news the report shows that coronavirus infections continued to fall between February and March. Data also suggests infections have led to fewer deaths since December, which coincides with the vaccination rollout and ‘Stay at Home’ rules during this period. Those with the virus are now much younger than back at the start of the pandemic. More children (aged between five and 12) were found to have the virus in March than any other age group at 0.41%, compared with the lowest prevalence of the virus in those aged 65 to 74 and 75 and over at 0.09%; Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “These findings are promising and illustrate the significant impact that lockdown, combined with our phenomenal vaccination programme, is having on the prevalence of this dreadful virus. “We are meeting our four tests for easing the lockdown and there are many reasons to be optimistic for the future, but we cannot let this come at the expense of vigilance today. “The only way to safeguard the progress we have made as a country is by continuing to show caution and by doing everything we can to drive this virus into retreat – practicing hands, face, space and meeting outdoors, and, accepting the offer of a vaccine, when it comes.” Key findings Over 140,000 volunteers tested in England between 11 and 30 of March 2021 as part of one of the most significant COVID-19 studies in the world Findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI show infections fell by approximately 60% from the last REACT study in February, with only 1 in 500 people infected Data suggests infections have led to fewer deaths since December, which coincides with the vaccination rollout and ‘Stay at Home’ rules during this period Prevalence of infections has now plateaued, showing it is critical everyone continues to follow the guidance and rules to help control the epidemic During the latest round in March, the study estimates an R number of 1 in England; Between February and March, national prevalence has dropped by around 60% from 0.

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.20% in March; There were substantial falls in regional prevalence from February to March: in South East from 0.36% in February to 0.07% in March; London from 0.60% to 0.16%; East of England from 0.47% to 0.15%; East Midlands from 0.59% to 0.19%; and North West from 0.69% to 0.31%; Areas of higher prevalence remain in parts of the North West, and Yorkshire and The Humber; The highest prevalence in March was in those aged 5 to 12 years at 0.41%, compared with the lowest in those aged 65 to 74 and 75 and over at 0.09%; Infections may have produced fewer hospitalisations and deaths since the start of widespread vaccination. Read More Related Articles AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot symptoms full list published Read More Related Articles Everybody who will be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine - full list Professor Paul Elliott, director of the REACT programme from Imperial’s School of Public Health, said: “We have seen a gratifying fall in infections since our last survey in February, with infections dropping by around 60% overall. This is hugely encouraging and shows we’re headed in the right direction. “However, in our most recent data there has been a flattening off in the infection rate with an R number now around one. "This shows that we need to continue to approach the situation with caution and keep sticking to the rules.”

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