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Fears over rising Covid rates in older people as school-age cases fall [Video]

East Riding Council’s public health lead has said a concerning amount of people in their 60s and 70s are catching coronavirus despite infection numbers falling overall.

East Riding Council’s Public Health Director Andy Kingdom said the trend came as infections in school age children, the previous drivers of infections in communities, had dropped.

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Mr Kingdom added he was concerned the virus was now making its way to the elderly and clinically vulnerable as the effectiveness of their first vaccine doses starts to wane.

It comes as 1,413 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the East Riding between Tuesday, October 19 and Monday, October 25, down from 1.600 the previous week.

The rolling infection rate fell from 466 cases per 100,000 people to 412 during the same period.

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