Brighton and Hove youth Covid rates soar Brighton News

According to data from Brighton and Hove City Council, the sharp increase is due to dramatic increases in rates in the 15-29 age group.

As of June 9, the rate was 303 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is compared to a week ago when the rate was 89.6.

More up-to-date and specific data from the government website is available until June 16.

As of Wednesday, the rate among those aged 20 to 24 was 435.

On the same day, the rate among adolescents aged 15 to 19 was 413.

The increases were blamed on the new Delta variant, which spreads faster and is more transmissible than the previous variant.

A council spokesperson said: “We continue to be in close contact with schools and have given them updated advice following the government’s announcement, to continue to be vigilant to reduce the risk of transmission. in schools.

“This includes a regular review of existing measures, maintaining bubble integrity, and robust risk assessments for upcoming transition and year-end events, keeping them virtually where possible.”

The council says it is working to encourage vaccination among younger age groups.

Current data shows that rates do not increase sharply in older vaccine groups.

The spokesperson added: “We are also working with our universities and young adults in the city, offering regular free tests, self-isolation support to those in need and encouraging all people to over 18 to reserve their vaccinations as soon as they can reduce the effects of Covid and reduce transmission.

“So far, vaccination in this age group looks very promising.”

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