Quote (dro94 @ 11 Aug 2020 19:46)
1,148 new cases in the UK today, the highest figure in 7 weeks. Looks like we're heading the way of Spain and France with a consistent increase in cases:https://imgur.com/5U57uga.jpg
Hospital deaths have reduced massively over the past few months to around 5 a day, but it remains to be seen if that continues as cases rise. Daily reported death figures are higher than actuals as Public Health England report a death every time a person that was ever diagnosed with coronavirus dies.
Pretty good visual of how the increase in cases are looking across different countries. All an upwards trend but none as alarming as Spain.https://imgur.com/1A14Xqv.jpg
It's a similar trajectory in the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Japan, Israel and many more. Most countries of the developed world saw case numbers creep up in recent weeks.
Quote (fender @ 11 Aug 2020 19:53)
we're on a similar trajectory, our 7-day average is currently around 880 new cases, and with schools re-opening i expect that to increase significantly.https://i.imgur.com/k2nJZ80.png
It depends a bit on how much the recent increases were driven by domestic infections (people getting complacent, not wearing masks, etc) vs infections brought from abroad by vacationers. People returning from countries where the virus is more prevalent are obviously a risk. This latter factor should fade once the summer holiday season is over.