Coronavirus (COVID-19) in charts: What we learned over the past month (May 2021)

Content originally from ONS

As restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to lift across the UK, data are important in helping us monitor the current state of the pandemic, as well as understand more about the wide-ranging impacts it has had over the past year.

Here are five things we learned about the pandemic from data published in May:

  1. A lower proportion of staff in care homes in London are vaccinated than in other areas.
  2. Private homes were the only setting to record excess deaths in every month throughout the pandemic.
  3. In early 2021, rates of depressive symptoms for adults aged 16 to 39 years were more than double pre-pandemic levels.
  4. Working from home increased among all age groups in 2020 compared with 2019.
  5. Non-store retailers saw modest growth in April as non-essential stores reopened.

For the very latest figures on deaths, cases, and other pandemic-related indicators, visit our Coronavirus latest insights explorer.