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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 5 August 2021

ONS have published the latest estimates of the number of people with "long COVID", as well as up-to-date indicators of economic activity and social change.

  • An estimated 945,000 people living in private UK households (1.46% of the population) were experiencing self-reported “long COVID” symptoms as of 4 July 2021.

  • Of those, 380,000 (40.2%) first had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 at least a year previously.

  • Meanwhile, the number of UK daily flights has reached the highest level seen since the week to 22 March 2020 (the day before the first national lockdown was implemented across the UK).

  • The seven-day average number of UK daily flights has increased by 117% from the week ending 23 May 2021, the week that international travel could restart.

Read the latest insights