Covid resurgence sweeping UK with infections in over-70s at record high
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Covid resurgence sweeping UK with infections in over-70s at record high

Older people ‘quite vulnerable’ even if they have kept up to date with vaccinations, says expert

A resurgence of Covid cases is under way across the UK, with infections in the over-70s at a record high, official figures have shown.

Based on random swab tests taken in the community, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that almost 5%, or 1,544,600 people, in England had Covid in the week ending 12 March, and 3.5% of people in the oldest age group. Infections also reached a record high in Scotland, with one in 14 testing positive.

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