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

Deaths involving COVID-19 by ethnic group

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

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4 May 2020

Personal well-being and COVID-19

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).

Data has shown that between 20 and 30 March, there was a sharp decline in happiness levels and a marked increase in anxiety levels.

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.

Well-being showed a marked change during the week in which lockdown measures were introduced

Average personal well-being ratings, Great Britain, Q1 2019 to 13 April 2020

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales

    Comparison of deaths where the coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate by broad age group, sex and ethnic group, using linked census and mortality records on deaths registered up to 17 April 2020. Includes death counts, cause-specific mortality ratios and odds ratios to identify differential risks of COVID-19-related deaths.

  • Personal and economic well-being in Great Britain

    Estimates looking across personal well-being and economic well-being covering the period October 2019 to April 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people and households in Great Britain.