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As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our data gathering and release practices, focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics.


For further information on our approach to statistics and research during COVID-19 see the Chief Statistician’s latest statement on COVID-19 and the production of statistics and social research.

The Chief Statistician has also written a blog on:

Welsh Government publications relating to the pandemic

We have also developed and published new datasets and releases to inform the public during the pandemic. These are all gathered together on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) related statistics and research page. It includes but is not limited to data on NHS activity and capacity, attendance at local authority settings for children, surveys of opinions and behaviours and management information on the Government’s response.

Weekly data on the number of people tested for coronavirus and who has been tested are also published weekly by Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government’s Technical Advisory Cell is publishing regular reports of scientific and technical advice produced to support Welsh Government decision makers.

Publications by other organisations

There are a range of other data published elsewhere to help understanding of the impact of the pandemic and its response.

Public Health Wales publish a comprehensive picture of new cases and deaths reported in Wales at 2pm every day. These are published on the Rapid COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.

The UK Government publishes the daily total number of cases and deaths reported across the UK. It also includes far more detailed data on the outbreak in England.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish weekly data on the death registrations in Wales. It includes all deaths registered involving COVID-19 according to death certification, whether in or out of hospital, for England and Wales. These figures are therefore different from the daily surveillance figures and as they rely on the formal process of death registration are less timely.

The ONS also publishes a range of other data relevant to the pandemic, including opinions and behaviours and the impact on the economy. These are summarised on their COVID-19 page. Some of these data are only available at a UK or GB level.

Google regularly publishes community mobility reports. These show movement trends by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. The trends are available by local authority.


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