Coronavirus cases in Preston: which age groups have the highest infection rates after six weeks of lockdown?

Coronavirus cases in Preston: which age groups have the highest infection rates after six weeks of lockdown?

We all know the older you are the greater your risk from Covid.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 12:00 pm

Those aged 60 and above are considered high risk by the NHS, while those aged 70 and over or the clinically vulnerable account for 88% of deaths.

But across England it’s the older age groups that still have the highest infection rates after weeks of lockdown, according to Government figures.

In the seven days to February 10, the age band with the most cases per 100,000 people was 90 and overs, at 310.9.

Care home residents are being tested monthly which could push the rate up compared to those not being screened regularly.

It was the same in Lancashire County Council area where those aged 90 and over had an infection rate of 340.2 per 100,000, followed by those aged 30-34 an infection rate of 331.4 per 100,000.

Here are the 11 age groups in Preston that had the highest infection rates in the seven days to February 10.

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