This page contains data and analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from 4 to 8 May 2020. Go to our live page for the most up-to-date insights on COVID-19.
7 May 2020
People from all minority ethnic groups apart from Chinese and Mixed are at greater risk of a coronavirus (COVID-19)-related death than the White population, in England and Wales.
In particular, Black males and females are nearly twice as likely as similar White people to experience a COVID-19 death.
We have looked at deaths involving COVID-19 up to 10 April and how they vary by ethnicity. Our analysis has looked at different geographical and social factors, such as household overcrowding, multi-person households and education attainment, allowing us to account for measures of disadvantage and focus on ethnic variation.
Most ethnic minority groups are at greater risk of a COVID-19 death than the White population
Risk of COVID-19 death by ethnic group and sex, England and Wales, 2 March to 10 April 2020, fully adjusted model
4 May 2020
Almost half of people in Great Britain asked about their well-being reported high levels of anxiety in the days surrounding the lockdown. Businesses were closed on 23 March 2020, to help halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Almost half (49.6%) of people reported high anxiety (rating it between 6 and 10 out of 10) during the period 20 to 30 March.
Average anxiety levels were 5.18 out of 10 and remained elevated between 27 March to 6 April and 3 to 12 April. For reference, the average anxiety level was 2.97 out of 10 between October and December 2019.
Between 20 and 30 March, 20.7% of people reported having low happiness levels (rating between 0 and 4 out of 10). For reference, it was 8.4% for October to December 2019.