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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 1 February 2022

New estimates of vaccine uptake in school pupils shows those living in more deprived areas are less likely to have been vaccinated.

  • Just over one in three (36.1%) had been vaccinated in the 10% most deprived areas of England, compared with 70.3% in the 10% least deprived.

According to the latest findings from the COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey,

  • the parents of almost a quarter of children aged 5-11 years (24%) said they were unlikely to agree to their child having a coronavirus vaccine.

  • Parents of 62% of pupils said they were "fairly" or "very likely" to agree to their child having the vaccination. 


  • There were 1,612 deaths registered in the UK involving COVID-19 in the week ending 21 January 2022. 

  • This was 112 more than the previous week, accounting for around one in every nine deaths (11.6%).

Read the latest insights