COVID-19 Quiz

How much do you really know about the pandemic?

1. What is COVID-19?
2. In 2020, England saw an overall age-adjusted mortality rate of 1,043 per 100,000. When was the last time mortality rates were this high?
3. What is the average age of a COVID-19 labelled death in the UK?
4. Officially the earliest COVID-19 fatality in the UK was an 84-year-old man from Kent (who had never left the UK). Roughly when did he contract the virus?
5. What happened to SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates when the mask mandate was introduced in England on 24 July 2020?
6. What percentage of the total UK population died within 28 days of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test in 2020?
7. The graph below shows infection rates against time (based on % testing positive). What caused rates to drop around week 8?
8. In 2020, the UK saw a drop of 10% in gross domestic product (GDP). This represents the biggest economic slump since...
9. According to a study in June 2020, how many known mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus had been detected?
10. The third national lockdown began on 6 January 2021. According to the ONS Covid Infection Survey (CIS), when did new infections start to decline?
11. During the spring of 2020, what was the chance of a healthy 60-year-old woman catching SARS-CoV-2 and dying from COVID-19?
12. For the week ending 18 April 2021, how did the UK mortality rate compare with the five year pre-pandemic average?
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