Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights

Content originally from Office for National Statistics

New analysis explores how COVID-19 compares to flu and pneumonia as a cause of death. 

Between 13 March 2020 and 1 April 2022, there were more deaths involving flu and pneumonia than COVID-19. However, the number of deaths in which COVID-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death are four times that of those due to flu and pneumonia.

COVID-19 also has a different impact across age groups, with the average age of death for COVID-19 has been lower than for deaths due to flu and pneumonia throughout the pandemic.

According to new analysis of homeworking patterns, more than 8 in 10 pandemic home workers said they planned to carry out some form of hybrid working in the future, spending their working hours between their workplace and home.

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to decrease in the latest week in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland (week ending 13 May 2022). 

The estimated percentage of the community population that had COVID-19 was: 

  • 1.90% in England (1 in 55 people) 
  • 2.66% in Wales (1 in 40 people) 
  • 1.62% in Northern Ireland (1 in 60 people) 
  • 2.32% in Scotland (1 in 45 people)

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