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Recent ONS information and insight

Content produced by the Office for National Statistics last week

  • Bringing the latest data on COVID-19 all in one place
    • Office for National Statistics (ONS) launched a new interactive tool to allow people to access a range of COVID-19 data, graphs and data visualisations in one place. 
  • Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 11 December 2020
    • Commenting on the findings, Tim Vizard from the ONS said: “Our research today shows that one in five adults in Great Britain experienced some form of depression in November.
    • This is similar to levels reported earlier in the year, but double that reported before the pandemic. We’ve also found similar rates of anxiety in adults in Great Britain. “It’s also interesting to see that since late October, more adults say they believe life will return to normal within six months. However, a lower proportion of adults experiencing some form of anxiety and/or depression felt this was the case” 
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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup - 11 December 2020
    • The latest results from the COVID-19 infection survey (29 November to 5 December) show mixed trends across the UK; rates were decreasing in England and Northern Ireland, level in Scotland and rising in Wales.
    • At a regional level in England, the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 has increased in London, contrasting with the trend in most other English regions.
    • In the week ending 6 December 2020, the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital in England decreased, but at a slower rate than in previous weeks.
    • The latest results from our Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) show people generally becoming more optimistic about life returning to normal, with around 3 in 10 adults feeling that life will be normal in six months or less (2 to 6 December)
    • OPN research highlights that 19% of adults experienced some form of depression in November, indicated by moderate to severe depressive symptoms, while 17% of adults experienced some form of anxiety