Press release: January 2021 findings from COVID-19 study published

Over 142,900 volunteers were tested in England from 6 to 15 January 2021 as part of one of the most significant COVID-19 studies. It remains paramount everyone stays at home and follows the rules to protect the NHS and save lives.The interim findings from the eighth report of REACT, one of the countrys largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England, have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.Over 142,900 volunteers were tested in England from 6 to 15 January to examine the levels of infection in the general population. The findings show infections in England have plateaued at the highest level recorded by a REACT…

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Press release: November 2020 findings from COVID-19 study published

Over 160,000 volunteers tested in England between 13 November and 3 December as part of a significant COVID-19 study Prevalence rose in London from 98 per 10,000 people infected in mid-November to 121 per 10,000 infected by early December, the highest prevalence after Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East Adherence to the toughened tiering system is critical to continue to bring down the varying regional rates of infectionsThe results from the seventh report of one of the countrys largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI. It follows the publication of the interim findings in November.Over…

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November interim findings from COVID-19 transmission study published

Interim findings show a 30% fall in infections nationally between 13 and 24 November, with 96 people per 10,000 infected New tiering system will be crucial to safeguarding these gains, bringing down infections further and keeping infection rates low Interim results from the seventh report of one of the countrys largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.Over 105,000 volunteers were tested in England between 13 and 24 November as part of the REACT study, to examine the levels of infection in the general population.The findings show cases were rising as the country entered lockdown but this was…

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Press release: Latest findings from COVID-19 study published

Over 160,000 volunteers tested in England for one of the countrys largest COVID-19 studies Study provides a baseline to monitor COVID-19 infections during national lockdown restrictionsThe full results from the sixth report of one of the countrys largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI. It follows the publication of the interim findings at the end of October.Over 160,000 volunteers were tested in England between 16 October and 2 November to examine the levels of infection in the general population. The findings announced today show infections rose sharply across the country with over 1 in 80 people infected,…

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Press release: Latest interim findings from COVID-19 study published

over 85,000 volunteers tested in England in latest significant study into COVID-19 by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI interim findings show infections continued to rise across all regions between 16 and 25 October, with 128 people per 10,000 infected figures reinforce the need for everyone to follow their local COVID alert level rules and remember Hands. Face. SpaceInterim results from the sixth report of one of the countrys largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.Over 85,000 volunteers were tested in England between 16 and 25 October as part of a new REACT study, to examine the…

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

The main points from the weekly national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report for week 42 (data up to week 41) are: COVID-19 Highest case rates continue to be observed among those aged 10 to 29, with a rate of 245.2 per 100,000 population for the 10 to 19 age group and 252.6 per 100,000 for those aged 20 to 29. Positivity rates were highest in those aged between 10 to 19; this was mainly in those in the upper end of the age group. Incidence and positivity rates remained highest in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber. COVID-19 hospital and critical care admission rates continued…

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Third year of industry progress to reduce sugar published

Public Health England (PHE) has published new data showing how much progress the food and drink industry has made in reducing sugar in products that contribute most to children’s sugar intakes. The voluntary ambitions are set by government and form a vital part of measures to tackle obesity by making healthier choices easier and more accessible for families. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain with most adults and children in England consuming more than double the maximum recommended daily amount. Two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese and 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese by the time they start secondary school. Tackling obesity…

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Press release: Interim results from largest COVID-19 study published

Interim findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI show 1 in 200 people were infected but suggest growth of infection may be slowing Figures reinforce the need for everyone to play their part remembering hands, face and space, the rule of 6 and self-isolation for those who risk passing on the virusInterim results from the fourth report of the countrys largest study on coronavirus rates of infection have been published today.The study examines levels of infection in the general population in England by testing over 150,000 participants each month over a 2-week period.Over 80,000 volunteers out of 150,000 have been tested so far between 18 and 26…

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Weekly COVID-19 surveillance report published

Latest update The latest Public Health England COVID-19 epidemiology surveillance summary published on Friday 28 August 2020. The report includes data from a variety of different sources: community, primary care, secondary care, virology, mortality surveillance and sero-prevalence surveillance data. Combined these sources show a wider community picture including a breakdown by age, gender, ethnicity and geography which will help plan the national response to the pandemic and assist regional stakeholders in local planning. The surveillance report has been updated to include an overview of upper tier local authorities (UTLA) with the highest incidence rates and the Contain Framework Local Authority Watchlist. The watchlist combines a range of indicators…

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