Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 5 June 2020
05 June 2020
Today ONS have published analysis of non-COVID-19 deaths in England and Wales.
ONS have also published the latest results from the COVID-19 Infection Survey in England, plus our latest weekly analysis of the social impacts of the virus.
Some of the main points include:
There were 46,380 excess deaths (deaths above the five-year average) registered between 7 March and 1 May 2020, a quarter of which did not involve COVID-19
There have been significant rises in deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer disease and deaths due to “symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions” (indicating old age and frailty); together they account for two-thirds of non-COVID-19 excess deaths
The rate of deaths not involving COVID-19 has been highest in the oldest age groups
An estimated average of 53,000 people in the community population (private households) in England had COVID-19 at some point between 17 and 30 May, down from 133,000 in the period 3 to 16 May
Almost half of adults (49%) in Great Britain said they had visited a park or public green space this week (28 to 31 May), up from 42% last week
Feeling of safety outside the home have increased; with 41% of adults saying they felt safe or very safe when outside of their home; compared with 33% the previous week