Covid bulletin #55: Is this a third wave?

Jun 3, 2021 | Sector & policy

This is the 55th of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy related to Covid-19. This bulletin covers the period 20th May – 2nd June 2021.

You can access all of the Covid-19 bulletins on ISE insights.

Latest Covid-19 data

Weekly Covid-19 cases and deaths in UK (April & May

Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The UK has now had over 4.4 million identified Covid-19 cases and 152,000 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate).

The number of cases have now been rising for three week leading to warnings that we may be in the early stages of a new wave. Deaths are low, but rose slightly last week. Although the last week also saw the first day in which there had been zero deaths from Covid-19 in the UK since the start of the pandemic.


Covid news

Vaccine status of the UK population

Data from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.




The economy

  • The forecast of growth in the UK economy has been upgraded by the OECD. But concerns remain about the long-term prospects for the UK economy. 


The labour market


Changing patterns of work


Student recruitment and development

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