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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights

  • ONS have published the latest provisional data on deaths registered in the week ending 16 July 2021, as well as data on the impacts of Brexit and the coronavirus on UK trade in services for July 2021.

    • There were 9,697 deaths in England and Wales registered in the week ending 16 July 2021, 55 fewer than the previous week.

    • Of the deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 16 July 2021, 218 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.2% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with the previous week(183 deaths).

  • UK service exports and imports have declined since Quarter 1 (January to March) 2019, with trade with EU countries falling more than trade with non-EU countries.

    • The share of total service imports from EU countries fell by around 9.0% to 37.9% in the two years to Quarter 1 2021, while the share of total service exports fell by around 1.3% to 36.5% over the same period.

  • The proportion of businesses citing coronavirus (COVID-19) as a challenge increased in mid-2021 compared to the beginning of 2021, while the proportion citing EU exit fell over the same period.

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