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COVID-19: Coronavirus rates in England continue to fall in most regions and ages – except 5 to 9 years old and in the North West | UK News

COVID-19 rates continued to fall in England during the last week of April, according to the latest surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE).

The number of cases per 100,000 people fell in all age groups between April 26 and May 2, except those aged 5 to 9, which increased slightly to 16.1 per 100,000 people against 14.7 the previous week.

Case rates continued to be highest among people aged 10 to 19 (41.5 per 100,000), while lowest case rates were among those over 80 (4.8 per 100,000).

All regions have seen a decline in case rates, except the Northwest, which saw a slight increase with a rate of 24.9 per 100,000 from 24.1 the previous week.

Case rates remained highest in Yorkshire and Humber (41.7 per 100,000) and lowest in the South West (11.9 per 100,000).

In addition to declining case rates, the coronavirus hospitalization rate has also fallen to 1.04 per 100,000.

This is compared to 1.27 per 100,000 the week before.

Hospital admission rate for COVID-19[female[feminine were highest in the West Midlands, with a rate of 1.64 per 100,000 population.

The highest hospital admission rates remained among those aged 85 and older.

Meanwhile, data indicates that more than two-thirds (67.4%) of the population have COVID antibodies from either infection or vaccination, compared to 16.6% from infection alone.

PHE warned that data from the latest report may have suffered delays due to the public holiday in early May and should be interpreted with caution.

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Dr Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of PHE, said: “Case rates have continued to decline in most age groups and regions, with only very small increases in people aged five to nine and in the Northwest.

“The gradual easing of restrictions is going well but we all need to be vigilant because the more opportunities we have to meet, the more likely the virus is to spread. We shouldn’t …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 14:40:00