Since the appearance of Omicron variants in December 2021, the number of people being reinfected with COVID-19 has increased markedly. As Leanne Massie explains, this affects our ability to estimate the total number of people who have had COVID-19 at least once.Read more on How many people have had COVID-19? The challenge of reinfections
There has been widespread interest in the number of excess deaths across the UK. That is, the difference between the actual number of deaths observed and the number that was expected. But how do you calculate the expected number of deaths? Sarah Caul explains a new cross-UK initiative to take stock of how we calculate expected, and excess, deaths.Read more on How do we measure expected and excess deaths?
With growing concerns about the mortality outcomes for different ethnic groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers worked quickly to understand…Read more on How ethnicity recording differs across health data sources and the impact on analysis
It has been another momentous year for the Office for National Statistics. National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, joins Miles in…Read more on PODCAST: The Year in Review
The ONS, the University of Oxford and the UK Health Security Agency are conducting a pilot study to determine whether…Read more on The Bigger Picture: Using the COVID-19 Infection Survey to track other infections