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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 24 February 2021

ONS have published characteristics of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England, from the Coronavirus Infections Survey.

The main points include:

  • In the week ending 6 February 2021, the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus decreased in patient-facing jobs, alongside a fall among those in non-patient-facing jobs, in England.

  • This contrasts with the week ending 9 January 2021, when the percentage of the population testing positive for the coronavirus had decreased in non-patient-facing job roles but increased among those in patient-facing roles.

  • The number of socially distanced and physical contacts adults and school age children had with people outside their household decreased in January 2021, when England went into lockdown, and remains low in February 2021.

Read the ONS roundup