The Office for National Statistics reported among the positive tests of COVID, only 22% of people had symptoms of coronavirus on the day of their test and it suggested an asymptomatic transmission of the virus.
The ONC report highlighted the spread of the virus through an asymptomatic transmission, and people are spreading the virus without knowing they are positive. The social, health care authorities, and staff are more likely to test positive for coronavirus.
In March and June, the UK reported about 60,000 deaths that broke the record of the past five years on average. The survey by the Office of National Statistics reported some patterns in their data from the positive swab tests.
- People belonging to an ethnic minority are likely to have a positive antibody test.
- The first line defenders (social and health care experts) and the people working outside the home have an increased risk of a positive test.
- The people belonging to large households presumably have a positive test than those from a home of 2-3 individuals.
The findings of the study had no evidence in the difference in men and women on the likeliness of infection contact and death. Moreover, the data of the study had a random selection of people from England, including homes and health care institutions.
People who test positive without showing symptoms may develop them later, and there is a chance that they had symptoms but recovered later. Another positive tested group of people reported that they had symptoms on test day or at a subsequent test. The stats indicate the asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people, and they might not experience noticeable symptoms.
The evidence points out that the coronavirus infection rate is higher among those who had contact with a potential or known case of coronavirus than people with no contact with infected individuals.
According to the World Health Organization, the asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus is infrequent.
The United Kingdom has reported 285,768 infections of coronavirus, and 44,236 people have died around the country.