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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 3 July 2020

ONS have estimated the number of weddings and civil partnership ceremonies that may have been postponed during the lockdown. We have also published analysis of COVID-19 deaths and infection rates in care homes, as well as the latest social impacts of lockdown. Some of the main points include:

  • With weddings of up to 30 people able to take place again in England from tomorrow, we estimate that 73,600 weddings and same-sex civil partnership ceremonies may have been postponed during the lockdown (23 March to 3 July 2020)

  • More than half of care homes (56%) reported at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in staff or residents between 26 May and 20 June 2020

  • It is estimated that 20% of care home residents and 7% of care home staff tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic

  • For each additional member of infected staff working at the care home, the odds of infection for residents increases by 11%

  • Between 2 March and 12 June 2020 (registered up to 20 June 2020), there were 66,112 deaths of care home residents, of which 19,394 involved COVID-19 (29%)

  • The proportion of working adults returning to their workplace has been increasing slightly over the past few weeks, from 41% two weeks ago, to 44% last week and 49% in the past seven days

Read the ONS roundup