Scottish Lib Dem leader criticises vaccine passport programme
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The coronavirus infection rate is currently at 354 cases per 100,000 across the UK. The area with the lowest case rate is Thanet in Kent where there were just 121 cases per 100,000 people as opposed to 1,011 cases per 100,000 cases reported in Kettering in Northamptonshire. Express.co.uk has analysed the latest vaccination statistics to reveal which NHS regions are leading the charge with the vaccination programme.
More than 48 million people in Britain have received a first dose of the COVID-19, with 44.8m of those having been fully vaccinated.
This equates to 89.8 percent of the population having received one dose, with 82.5 percent having been fully vaccinated.
Weekly positive coronavirus tests rose by 18 percent in England in the week according to the latest Test and Trace data.
A total of 191,771 people tested positive for the virus, with at least once in the week to September 22.
The data revealed 10.9 percent who were transferred to Test and Trace in England across the week were not reached, meaning they were not able to provide details of recent close contacts.
This decreased from 11.7 the previous week.
Covid jabs may have kept more than 260,000 people aged 45 and over out of hospital according to the latest Public Health England (PHE) data.
PHE estimates Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination programme prevented a total of 261,500 hospital admission.
Previous estimates put this number at 230,800 admissions.
Estimates for the number of deaths prevented by vaccinations in England have also increased to 127,500, from a previous figure of 123,100.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the latest COVID-19 surveillance report shows case rates are also lowest in the over-80s.
The UKHSA added hospital admissions remain highest among people aged 85 and over – but they have decreased since last week.
The surveillance report also shows the North East has the highest amount of hospital admissions this week.
COVID-19 incident director Dr Meera Chand said: “Case rates remain high across the country, especially among young people.”
Which areas have vaccinated the most people with one dose?
Vaccination rates of first doses are currently highest in the East of England – and lowest in North West.
The East of England has vaccinated more than 4.7 million people, which equates to 82.07 percent of the vaccination according to 2011 Census data.
In the North West, more than five million people have been vaccinated, which equates to 70.96 percent of the population.
According to data compiled by NHS England, the South West had the second-highest number of first dose vaccinations, followed by the North East and Yorkshire – with 81.99 and 78.77 percent of each population respectively.
In percentage terms, London had vaccinated the second-lowest percent of its population at 71.97.
The Midlands was third to last with 74.33 percent with more than 7.5 million people having been jabbed so far.
The South-East was right in the middle having vaccinated 76.68 percent of its population with at least one dose so far, which equates to more than 6.6 million people.
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Which areas have vaccinated the most people with two doses?
According to data compiled by NHS England, the South West of England has vaccinated the highest percent of its population with two doses of the vaccine so far.
Based on population size determined by 2011 Census data, the South West had fully vaccinated 76.32 percent of its population equating to 4 million people.
The East of England had the second-highest number of second dose vaccinations, followed by the North East and Yorkshire – with 75.98 and 72.74 percent of each population respectively.
Conversely, London had the lowest percent of its population vaccinated with both doses compared to all other areas of England.
London had vaccinated 64.95 percent of its population with a second vaccine dose by September 30 which equates to 5.3 million people.
In percentage terms, the North West was second to last with 65.06 percent and the Midlands was third to last with 68.51 percent.
The South-East had fully vaccinated 71.15 percent of its population as of September 30 – equating to more than 6.1 million people.
Which areas have vaccinated the most people per age group?
The vaccination data compiled by NHS England also highlights the areas with the highest percentage of vaccinations for each age group.
Across the country the following percentages have been vaccinated with one dose in each age group:
- 18-24: 60.4 percent
- 25-29: 76.4 percent
- 30-39: 84.65 percent
- 40-49: 90.8 percent
- 50-59: 95.45 percent
- 60-69: 96.85 percent
- 70-79: 97.25 percent
- 80+: 91.7 percent.
Across the country the following percentages have been vaccinated with a second dose in each age group:
- 18-24: 60.2 percent
- 25-29: 65.2 percent
- 30-39: 85.05 percent
- 40-49: 90.6 percent
- 50-59: 95.5 percent
- 60-69: 97.7 percent
- 70-79: 98.8 percent
- 80+: 90 percent.
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