Coronavirus UK Updates: England covid deaths rise by 350 in NHS hospitals

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Coronavirus UK Updates: England covid deaths rise by 350 in NHS hospitals
Coronavirus UK Updates: England covid deaths rise by 350 in NHS hospitals

A further 350 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 47,749, NHS England said on Thursday.

Patients were aged between 25 and 100. All except seven, who were aged between 30 and 97, had known underlying health conditions. The deaths were between November 4 and December 23.

There were 29 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result. The UK’s death toll across all settings and most up-to-date caseload will be confirmed later today.

– Secondary school children see highest infection rates of Covid-19, new figures show

Secondary school children are the age group where Covid-19 is most rampant, the latest official statistics show as pressure grows on ministers to close schools, writes Steve Bird.

Rates of infection among youngsters in Year 7 to Year 11 is the highest among the entire population, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

When modelling the level of infection among those children aged between 11 and 16 it was calculated that just under three per cent had coronavirus.

The research has compounded fears the new UK strain of Covid-19 is spreading fastest among children.

Throughout England one in 85 people have the virus, a level described by one professor as “worryingly high”.

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