Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 21.04.22

Welcome to Thursday’s coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights, a roundup of our analysis related to the pandemic.

The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus (COVID-19) increased to 1,131 in the week ending 8 April 2022. This was 68 more than the previous week, accounting for around 1 in every 12 deaths (9.2%).

People who live in a deprived area, or who identify as an ethnic minority, were less likely to have received a third coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination, also known as a “booster jab”. 

There was also a reduced uptake among those who have been infected with COVID-19 previously, and those who worked outside of the home for five or more days per week.

Visits to “retail and recreation” locations increased by 8% in the week to 15 April 2022 and are now at 91% of pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) levels, according to Google Mobility data.

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