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:
- A lower proportion of staff in care homes in London are vaccinated than in other areas.
- Private homes were the only setting to record excess deaths in every month throughout the pandemic.
- In early 2021, rates of depressive symptoms for adults aged 16 to 39 years were more than double pre-pandemic levels.
- Working from home increased among all age groups in 2020 compared with 2019.
- 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.