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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 31 July 2020

ONS published the latest results from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, as well as indicators of how people are adjusting as the country emerges from lockdown. Some of the main points include:

  • There is evidence of a slight increase in the number of people in England testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks

  • The number of people newly infected with the virus has also increased, with latest data showing an estimated 4,200 new cases of COVID-19 per day in England (between 20 and 26 July 2020)

  • Meanwhile, around 1 in 16 people (6.2%) who provided blood samples between 26 April and 26 July 2020 tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting that they had already had the virus

  • 84% of adults in Great Britain who left their homes wore a mask or covering in the last seven days, up from 71% the week before and 61% the week before that

  • Respondents were asked a new question about the NHS track and trace app; close to half of adults (47%) said they would be likely or very likely to use the app when it became available

Read the ONS roundup