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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 17 July 2020

ONS have pubished the latest results from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, an analysis of deaths in June 2020, and the latest social indicators of the impact of COVID-19. Some of the main points include:

  • Around 1 in 16 people (6.3%) who provided blood samples up to 8 July 2020 tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting that they had already had the virus

  • Meanwhile, based on nose and throat swabs, we estimate that 24,000 people in England had COVID-19 at some point in the most recent week (6 to 12 July 2020) 

  • Between 8 and 12 July 2020, 61% of adults reported wearing a face covering when leaving their home in the past seven days, up from 52% the week before

  • People aged 70 and over and those with underlying health conditions were more likely to wear a mask

  • In June 2020, 7.1% of all deaths (2,525 deaths) were due to COVID-19, making it the third most frequent underlying cause of death (in May, COVID-19 was the most frequent underlying cause of death and accounted for 21.6% of all deaths)

Read the ONS roundup