The seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 cases in the UK has been down for a week and fell below the 14-day average on Tuesday for the first time since November, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of official data. Both are signs that the number of cases is declining.
The rate of increase in the number of new hospitalizations for Covid-19 has also slowed and in England – and particularly in London, which saw the Omicron wave earlier than other regions – new hospital admissions with Covid -19 are down. The first cases of Omicron were detected in the UK on November 27.
Scientists warn, however, that the number of cases and hospital admissions could still reverse as social mix increases with the end of the holiday season and the start of the new school term.