Sharp rise in Covid-19 cases - January 5, 2022

By Chris Were   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 5th January 2022 2:00 pm
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The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Monmouthshire on January 4 was 483 (up from 234 on January 2), this brings the total number of cases in Monmouthshire up to 15,094. This includes either lab-reported or rapid lateral flow tests. Deaths in the county are remaining low, even though cases are increasing.

There were 218,724 (up from 157,758 on January 2) people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK on the same day, which brings the total number of UK cases up to 13,641,520.

These numbers are based off of early available information and should only be taken as a rough guide.

Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and testing them for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If the test is positive - except for rapid lateral flow tests which have negative confirmatory lab-based PCR tests taken within 72 hours - this is referred to as a case. If a person has more than one positive test, they are only counted as one case for all nations with the exception of Wales.

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