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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 29 March 2022

The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus (COVID-19) increased to 826 in the week ending 18 March 2022. This was 5 more than the previous week, accounting for around 1 in every 15 deaths (6.6%).

There were 12,473 total deaths registered in the UK in the most recent week, which was 0.3% below the five-year average.

  • Just over two-thirds (64%) of people who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) fully complied with self-isolation advice for their full isolation period after the legal requirement to do so was lifted.

  • This was statistically significantly lower than the levels of full compliance reported in February 2022 (80%), when self-isolation was a legal requirement.

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