Overall it has been fairly flat despite the colder weather when you would expect another surge. This is because of our vaccination rate.
Compare that to the countries of concern with low vaccination rates.
Definitely an upward trajectory going on here. The uptick in cases seems disproportionately large. I could only speculate but the reason for this could be a combination of many things rather than a single smoking gun and it likely is so. The data for unvaccinated hospitalisations isn’t presented here so I cannot comment. It would be interesting to see the split. There may be some indications here that the effects of the first jabs are wearing off in combination with unvaccinated getting infected. Again pure speculation on my part. We also don’t know the ages involved so cannot determine or any pattern from the data.