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author = {Riley, S and Ainslie, KEC and Eales, O and Walters, CE and Wang, H and Atchison, C and Fronterre, C and Diggle, PJ and Ashby, D and Donnelly, CA and Cooke, G and Barclay, W and Ward, H and Darzi, A and Elliott, P},
doi = {10.1126/science.abf0874},
journal = {Science},
pages = {990--995},
title = {Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2: detection by community viral surveillance},
url = {},
volume = {372},
year = {2021}

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AB - Surveillance of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has mainly relied on case reporting, which is biased by health service performance, test availability, and test-seeking behaviors. We report a community-wide national representative surveillance program in England based on self-administered swab results from ~594,000 individuals tested for SARS-CoV-2, regardless of symptoms, between May and the beginning of September 2020. The epidemic declined between May and July 2020 but then increased gradually from mid-August, accelerating into early September 2020 at the start of the second wave. When compared with cases detected through routine surveillance, we report here a longer period of decline and a younger age distribution. Representative community sampling for SARS-CoV-2 can substantially improve situational awareness and feed into the public health response even at low prevalence.
AU - Riley,S
AU - Ainslie,KEC
AU - Eales,O
AU - Walters,CE
AU - Wang,H
AU - Atchison,C
AU - Fronterre,C
AU - Diggle,PJ
AU - Ashby,D
AU - Donnelly,CA
AU - Cooke,G
AU - Barclay,W
AU - Ward,H
AU - Darzi,A
AU - Elliott,P
DO - 10.1126/science.abf0874
EP - 995
PY - 2021///
SN - 0036-8075
SP - 990
TI - Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2: detection by community viral surveillance
T2 - Science
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 372
ER -