COVID-19: Pandemic ‘not over’, expert warns amid increasing hospital admissions among older people
Sky News says The coronavirus pandemic is not over and cases among older people are increasing, an expert has warned.
Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), sounded the alarm after data showed that an increasing number of people aged 55 and older have COVID-19.
About one in 35 people (2.88%) of people in England were infected between 8 February to 1 March, according to the latest React-1 study.
The figure decreased from 4.41% in the period between 5 January and 20 January – but was also the second-highest recorded rate of cases since the study started in 2020.
Professor Paul Elliot, director of Imperial College London’s React programme, said the data shows an “uptick” in hospital admissions.
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