- 6 Jun 2005
Discover levels of COVID infection in your area based on millions of contributors to the COVID Symptom Tracker
218,694people are currently predicted to have symptomatic COVID in the UK
New infections in the community are down and R remains below 1, latest data shows.
The way this is worded is confusing; are they saying 553,000 have the virus right now?Experts warn that infection levels remain high however, with about 553,000 people found to have the virus.
From the same page:
One in 115 people in England has the virus (compared to one in 80 the week before)
So by that measure it is estimated that around 489,000 have the virus, in England alone.
How does this add up?
Is the Zoe app massively underestimating? Or are other measures massively overestimating?
Or do over 550k people have the virus but only around 40 per cent are actually symptomatic?
The Government tell us only a third of people are asymptomatic; is that a huge underestimate and the true figure is around 60 per cent?
Or is there something else going on that I can't figure out?