The Department of Health and Social Care announced on Tuesday 31 August that the COVID-19 alert level has been reduced from 3 to 2.
And second, the ‘yes and no with reservations it’s all mammaries skywards and quite frankly Squire, your guess is as good as mine’ news:
In a statement, the Department of Health and Social Care notes (along with many other contradictory outlooks, options, scenarios, hypotheses, models and arse-covering culottes):
‘…..the summer BA.4 and BA.5 wave is subsiding and direct COVID severe illness is now a much smaller proportion of this. Severe COVID cases, direct COVID healthcare pressures, direct COVID deaths and ONS community positivity estimates have decreased……[BUUUUUT]…..COVID remains present in the community and we may see an increase in cases with BA 4.6 and BA.2.75 circulating but do not expect this to lead to an immediate increase in hospital pressures. This will…
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