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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 24 March 2022

The proportion of the population estimated to have antibodies against coronavirus (COVID-19) remains high in each UK nation and across all age groups. 

ONS latest analysis of COVID-19 cases among school pupils finds that:

  • pupils of White British ethnicity were the most likely to report a positive coronavirus test 

In the Autumn 2021 term:

  • almost one-quarter of White British secondary school pupils (24.9%) reported a positive test

  • among primary school pupils, those of White British ethnicity also had the largest percentage of their population reporting a positive test, at 16.6% 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the third-leading cause of death in England in February 2022:

  • accounting for 5.6% of deaths

  • In Wales, COVID-19 was the sixth-leading cause of death, accounting for 4.4% of all deaths.

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