The 9am figures not disclosed yet?

Capybara

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I keep track of figures in my borough. They have been going up sharply since the start of the month but in the past couple of days looked like they were flattening out. Quite a sharp drop today. Schools haven't broken up yet and we have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. I'm not counting any chickens but it could be hopeful. SE London.
 

BoroFur

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As Bear suggests, it’s simply because that is the most up-to-date population estimate for the UK. It was published by ONS at the end of last month.

I presume they’re currently using the mid-2019 estimate. As the population was estimated to have grown by 0.4% between the two years, using the more up-to-date figure will have the effect of slightly reducing the estimated vaccine take up (for both first and second doses).
Looks that way.

Yesterday's 1st dose vaccination take-up was 88.1%.

Today it has reduced ever so slightly to 87.8%.
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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Just a quick question that someone on this thread will probably know the answer to:

What do you do if you test positive in between jabs, are you supposed to wait a certain period of time before getting your second? I've heard people say you should wait 4 weeks.

This could potentially be a reason why vaccine numbers have dropped so low? If more and more are testing positive with their vaccine due, they're putting it off?
 

bear66

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Just a quick question that someone on this thread will probably know the answer to:

What do you do if you test positive in between jabs, are you supposed to wait a certain period of time before getting your second? I've heard people say you should wait 4 weeks.

This could potentially be a reason why vaccine numbers have dropped so low? If more and more are testing positive with their vaccine due, they're putting it off?
Could be. I hadn't realised that. Official advice:

You can have the vaccine 28 days after you had a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after your symptoms started, so you may need to wait.
 

Randy

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Could be. I hadn't realised that. Official advice:

You can have the vaccine 28 days after you had a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after your symptoms started, so you may need to wait.
Yes I was supposed to give blood the day after I first vaccination shot but was informed I'd have to wait two weeks from the date of the jab to give blood again.
 

bear66

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As of 9am on 23 July, 5,637,975 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Positive cases were 36,389 (51,870 on corresponding day last week).

64 deaths were reported today (49 on corresponding day last week).

153,070 deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate (up to 9 July).

46,476,845 have had a first dose vaccination. 43,000 first dose vaccinations yesterday. 36,762,646 have had a second dose. 174,742 second dose vaccinations today.
 

Billy Horner

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Today's headline analysis:

• 36,389 new cases reported in 24-hour period, down from yesterday's 39,906
• 7-day average for new cases decreases by 4.8% to 44,249 per day, following 2.6% decrease yesterday
• 7-day average for new cases is 11.4% higher than one week ago (from 24.2% higher yesterday) and 50.3% higher than two weeks ago (from 64.7% higher yesterday and 76.7% higher 7 days ago)
• 64 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported in 24-hour period, down from 84 yesterday
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test increases by 3.9% to 57.4 per day, following 5.7% increase yesterday (and 20th increase in the past 23 days)
• 7-day average for new deaths within 28 days of a positive test is 45.1% higher than one week ago (from 50.6% higher yesterday) and 128.4% higher than two weeks ago (from 122.4% higher yesterday and 125.2% higher 7 days ago)
 

Randy

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It's PCRs that are reducing, not the Lateral flow tests. Euros?
One kid in my daughter's class tested positive Thursday last week. Sent reception and nursery home. No other further positive tests since.

Euro's? I don't know. More likely that parents stopped testing kids who weren't showing symptoms so they could still go on staycation.
 

Laughing

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One kid in my daughter's class tested positive Thursday last week. Sent reception and nursery home. No other further positive tests since.

Euro's? I don't know. More likely that parents stopped testing kids who weren't showing symptoms so they could still go on staycation.
I know of a couple of cases of that Randy.
 

Borotommo

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You don't have to get tested if you get pinged you just have to (or are supposed to) isolate. So if fewer people are pinged, it doesn't mean fewer being tested.
Yes, I get that, but I would suspect people (as I would) would do a test straight away, if pinged, and log that (and thereby their contacts etc).
 

Redwurzel

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Numbers of newly infected down to 31,000 today - I don't think this is just a blip as its been down for 5 days running or due to the start of the school holidays, maybe some sort of herd immunity combined with high vaccinations is at last having a positive effect. The numbers have come down from over 50,000 per day. People to me are mixing and I often see people in shops without a face covering over the last few days. If Delta is highly infectious you would expect it to spread very quickly.
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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Surely a quick way to tell if there is a link between cases dropping and schools would be to check the number of tests completed? I seen something on Twitter earlier to say the numbers haven’t changed, can anyone verify that
 
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