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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 2 February 2022

ONS have published new data on the characteristics of people testing positive for coronavirus, the behaviour of the vaccinated population after being in contact with a positive case, and the social impacts of coronavirus on disabled people. 

  • There has been an increase in reinfections among Coronavirus Infection Survey participants in the last month, since Omicron became the dominant variant, compared with the previous 18 months.

  • The proportion of disabled people who were "very" or "somewhat worried" about the effect the pandemic was having of their life has increased since restrictions eased in summer 2021.

  • While the majority of fully vaccinated people (70%) did daily lateral flow testing after being in contact with a positive coronavirus case in January 2022,

    • more than a third of those who took part in daily testing (35%) never intended to report their test results. 

Read the latest insights