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Facts and stats on COVID-19 and how to reduce the spread.
- Up to September this year, the COVID-19 vaccination programme is estimated to have prevented 127,500 deaths, over 261,000 hospitalisations in over 45s and over 24 million infections Source: November 25 UKHSA report.
- In poorly ventilated rooms, the amount of virus in the air can build up and increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, especially if there are lots of infected people in the room. The virus can also remain in the air after an infected person has left.
- Bringing fresh air into a room and removing older stale air that contains virus particles reduces the chance of spreading COVID-19. The more fresh air that is brought inside, the quicker any airborne virus will be removed from the room. (Gov.uk, 15 September).
- Around 75 per cent of people who tested positive for COVID-19 fully adhered to isolation requirements throughout the full self-isolation period, according to data collected between 1 and 6 November 2021. (ONS).
- Wearing a mask can reduce up to 80 per cent of virus droplets escaping into the air and therefore reduce further transmission. (GOV.uk).
- By wearing a face mask you can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like flu. (World Health Organization).
- Appropriate hand hygiene prevents up to 50 per cent of avoidable infections in healthcare settings. (World Health Organization).
- Washing your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser is central to preventing and slowing the spread of COVID-19. (GOV.uk).
- Cleaning your hands six to ten times a day has been predicted to lower your personal risk of COVID-19 infection. (Wellcome Open Research).