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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 9 July 2020

ONS have published the latest results from the COVID-19 Infection Survey, weekly indicators of the economic impact of lockdown, and an analysis of unpaid care during the pandemic. Some of the main points include:

  • The estimated number of people with COVID-19 in the community in England was 14,000 at any given time between 22 June and 5 July 2020 (1 in 3,900 of the community population)

  • There were an estimated two new COVID-19 infections for every 10,000 individuals per week in the community population in England (equates to 1,700 new cases per day)

  • More people provided help or support to people they don’t live with in April 2020 (the first full month of lockdown), compared with 2017 to 2018

  • Of those providing help or support to someone outside their household, 32% were helping people who they didn’t help or support before lockdown

  • Of businesses continuing to trade, 73% said implementing safety measures had increased their costs

  • There was a moderate increase in footfall on the high street as pubs and other hospitality businesses reopened in England and Northern Ireland (although football remained at 50% of its level last year between 28 June and 5 July)

Read the ONS roundup