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COVID-19 infection study - 13 November 

  • The number of people with COVID-19 in England has risen in recent weeks but the rate of increase has slowed

  • We estimate 654,000 people in England had the coronavirus in the most recent week up to 6 November 2020, or 1 in 85 people

  • Infection rates are now decreasing in older teenagers and young adults, with rates appearing to have levelled off among younger children, teenagers and those aged 25 to 34 years; rates continue to increase in those aged 35 years and above

  • Positivity rates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are estimated at 1 in 135, 1 in 85, and 1 in 105 people respectively

  • Younger people were more likely to report contact with those outside their household or support bubble between 5 and 8 November, with 23% of 16- to 29-year-olds having reported physical contact with at least one such person when socialising indoors in the previous 24 hours

UK GDP figures and a weekly set of indicators of the economic impact of COVID-19 - 12 November

  • GDP grew by 1.1% in September 2020 (the fifth consecutive month of growth), but remained 8.2% lower than it was in February 2020

  • GDP increased by 15.5% across Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2020, although growth slowed as time went on

  • By sub-sector, consumer-facing services (including retail, travel, hotels and restaurants, and entertainment and recreation) were faring slightly better on average than all other services in September, despite having more or less halved in size in April when the strictest restrictions were in place

  • Footfall decreased this week to 33% of the level seen in the same period last year amid national restrictions; however, there was a surge in footfall (91% of last year's level) on the day before the restrictions came into place

  • Almost half (49%) of currently trading businesses reported a decrease in their turnover below what they normally expect for this time of year


Social impacts of COVID-19 on disabled people in Great Britain - 11 November

  • Half of disabled people who received medical care before COVID-19 began said their treatment had been affected; 29% said they were currently receiving treatment for only some of their conditions and 22% said that their treatment had been cancelled or not started

  • This compares with 16% of non-disabled people who received treatment for only some of their conditions and 11% whose treatment had been cancelled or not started

  • Almost half (45%) of those disabled people who had reported receiving a reduced level of treatment or had their treatment cancelled said they felt their health had worsened