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28 Dec, 39 tweets, 27 min read
This is the start of the daily #Covid19 thread for Tuesday.

So despite big increases in cases and hospitalisations, no further restrictions for #England. How bad will the data be today? We'll find out later and I'll update and analyse all the data worldwide as often as possible:
Boris has urged you all to be cautious in the packed bars and nightclubs on New Year's Eve, so that's ok then!

First to South America where #Argentina has just topped 20,000 new #Covid19 cases in a day for the first time since July.

20,263 is the daily total, up 280% compared with the week before.
31 deaths.
Finally, after 6 months of falling cases, #Brazil seems to be catching the wave.

6,840 positive #Covid19 tests in the last 24 hours, much more than triple the 2,094 at this stage last week.
91 deaths.
For #Canada not quite a record
21,001 new #Covid19 infections diagnosed Monday.

I suspect more records to come later in the week.

#Norway updates all its data: it's not as good as it seemed last week
#Covid19 cases are still falling: 3,750 new infections today, but down only 291 on a week ago.

However testing remains lower and the last 2 days have seen the 2 highest positive test rates ever: 23.6% + 19.4%
#Covid19 cases in #China slightly up again as officials try to stop the outbreak.

209 new infections, with 175 in the new epicentre of Xi'an
In #Australia over 10,000 new cases of #Covid19 once again.

Over 6k infections in #NSW where the positive test rate is up to a record high 6.5%
The hospital at the centre of the wrong test results scandal admits another 486 positive cases were told they were negative.
7 European countries are at all time high #Covid19 infection rates; others set to join soon.

#Denmark #Iceland #Ireland #Italy #Malta #Spain + #UK are at record levels.

#Finland + #France slipped back because of Christmas, may return

#Cyprus #Greece could join the club today
Another big fall in #Covid19 cases for #SouthKorea today.

Just 3,865 new infections, the first time the daily total has dipped under 4,000 for exactly 4 weeks.
46 deaths.
#USA topped 200,000 new #Covid19 cases again.

#Texas's numbers up to 17,000, the highest since September. Last night I documented new daily records for #Florida #Illinois and #Massachusetts

We could see 300,000 cases in a day this week. The USA record is 306,305 set in January
#Estonia is up again with 981 new #Covid19 cases.
That's a 14% rise on last Tuesday and the positive test rate is 12.5%
Two further Covid deaths.
#Finland's new #Covid19 cases are well up today but the government warns there are still a lot more delayed tests from Christmas.

2,714 new infections, an increase of a third from last Tuesday.
#Latvia up 20% today, but still well down over the week.
1,186 new #Covid19 cases, but the rate's still well down since Christmas. 22 deaths.

#Lithuania sees infections more than halve to 639.
But again, difficult to be certain of any trend with holiday delays.
New record in #Iceland

Very likely still some Christmas lag in today's figure but 737 new #Covid19 infections.
That takes the 7-day rate to 918 AD/M
Big record for #Malta as well - the country's 4th in 8 days.

1,299 new #Covid19 cases - the first time ever the island has hit 1000. That's 237% above last Tuesday.

Doubling time is 4.8 days
Two more Balkan countries showing #Covid19 rises today but I suspect both are Christmas related lag rather than "genuine" rises just yet
#Croatia doubles cases to 4,139 but infection rate still below Christmas day
1,144 new infections in #Romania which is nearer to a turn upwards
After bad data the last two days, #Denmark's cases fall again today.

12,330 positive #Covid19 tests in the last 24 hours, down over 700 on a week ago, or 5.6%.

The positive test rate is 3.9%
#UAE once again quadruple #Covid19 cases today.
1,846 positive tests confirmed, up from 452.
One death.
3.5 days doubling time.
Now the EXCLUSIVE health data for the #UK today

Number of #Covid19 patients currently in hospitals in #England is up another 12.7% in a single day.

There are now 9,546 inpatients and that's 38.3% higher than a week ago..
#Covid19 patients in hospitals in #England by region

#London 3,024 (+58.8% in a week)
#East 878 (+39.4%)
#Midlands 1,571 (+26%)
#Yorks/NE 1,077 (+27.6%)
#NorthWest 1,392 (+53.1%)
#SouthEast 1,042 (+21.6%)
#SouthWest 562 (+10%)
The number of Mechanical Ventilation beds in use by #Covid19 patients in the #UK has actually fallen 18 today to 758, back to the number two days ago.

There are 16 fewer in #London (216) and #East is 10 lower at 91
Total #Covid19 admissions to hospitals in #England on 26 December was 1,374. (That's the latest day for which data is available)
That's 93 higher than the previous day and 48% higher than the week before.
#UK's #Covid19 cases and deaths update is delayed.

The health data on the Govt. dashboard is also delayed, but you already have that 😉

They estimate 5.30pm for publication.
#Switzerland sees a huge spike today today taking the 7 day infection rate back to near its all time high.
This looks much more than backlog and I am guessing #Omicron arrived just a couple of weeks after Delta peak.

13,344 new #Covid19 cases compared with 5,872 last Tuesday.
#Serbia's new wave is gathering pace.
1,676 new cases of #Covid19, up a third.
24 deaths.
#Ireland hits another all time high infection rate of 1,873 AD/M

Bad figures today from Dublin with another 9,006 new #Covid19 cases, 71% higher than this time last week.
Big numbers coming from #Montenegro now as #Omicron continues its relentless path through the Balkans.

1,120 more cases of #Covid19, a rise of 373% on last Tuesday. 3 deaths.
#Portugal the next to post an all time record number of new #Covid19 cases.

17,172 positive tests processed today, around treble last Tuesday. Over 8,500 in #Lisbon
19 deaths.
Astonishing data in #Greece today - new records for cases and infection rate.

21,657 new #Covid19 infections today, which is well over double the previous record.
The 7 day rate now an all time high 844 AD/M
61 deaths
#NorthMacedonia well up today too.
409 new #Covid19 infections, a rise of around a quarter.
10 further deaths.
#UK sets another new #Covid19 record

129,471 new infections, almost 40,000 higher than a week ago.

Deaths data still delayed, only 18 reported today
#France has the highest ever daily #Covid19 figure seen outside America

179,807 new infections, with another rise in the death toll too as 290 more have died.
May I remind you that #France still bans Brits for "safety"😂

500 more #Covid19 patients are in hospital tonight: 17,405 up 8.3% in a week. I'd expect this to increase quite rapidly in the next two weeks.

3,416 in ICU, up 10.4%
#Spain sets a new record too.
99,671 more #Covid19 cases in the last 24 hours.
It's double last Tuesday's total, and that pushes the 7 day infection rate to a new all time high of 1,367 AD/M

114 Covid deaths while 9,852 patients are now in hospital, 322 more than yesterday
#Cyprus another to set a new record, passing 2k for the first time.

Just as worryingly the positive test rate is at its highest ever: 2.3%

2,241 new cases, nearly treble a week ago.

No deaths but 168 Covid patients now hospitalised, 81% of whom are unvaccinated
#Turkey hit their highest daily total since April.
32,176 new #Covid19 cases, more than 60% up on last Tuesday.
184 deaths
#Germany today reported another 447 #Covid19 deaths.

New cases total 30,726. That's down only a little over 4,000. It looks to me as though #Omicron is gaining ground. If that's true I'd expect cases to start rising again in around a week.
#Sweden's new cases are up 67%

21 more people have died, while there were 21,247 extra #Covid19 infections reported in the 4-day data dump released today.

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