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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 2 November 2021

ONS have published the latest data on weekly deaths registered in England and Wales, as well as new analysis of coronavirus and the clinincally extremely vulnerable, and attitudes towards COVID-19 among passengers travelling into and out of the UK.

Some main points include:

  • Of all deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 22 October 2021, 974 involved coronavirus, 82 more than the previous week.

    • Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for around 1 in 13 deaths (7.5%).

  • Around one in five (22%) people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to coronavirus are continuing to shield. 

    • About two-thirds (68%) report that they are no longer shielding but still take extra precautions to protect themselves.

  • Of CEV people surveyed, 10% reported feeling lonely often or always, a statistically significantly higher rate than among the general adult population of England (6%).

  • The percentage of passengers arriving in the UK who felt safe during their journey because of the wearing of face coverings has increased.

  • Most UK residents arriving into the UK said they found overseas COVID-19 restrictions either difficult or very difficult to follow (82%).

Read the latest insights