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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 28 August 2020

ONS published the latest results from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, as well as an analysis of deaths by local area and levels of deprivation. Some of the main points include:

  • An estimated 28,200 people within the community population in England had COVID-19 from 14 to 20 August 2020; this equates to around 1 in 1,900 individuals

  • While the percentage of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased since the start of the study (26 April 2020), estimates suggest there was a small increase in July which now appears to have levelled off

  • The age-standardised mortality rate for deaths involving COVID-19 in the most deprived areas of England was more than double that seen in the least deprived areas in July 2020, continuing a trend seen in previous months

  • Of the 336 local authority areas in England and Wales, 71 had no deaths in July involving COVID-19 and only two areas recorded more than 20 such deaths (Leicester and Ashford)

Read the ONS roundup