According to Public Health England’s latest weekly surveillance report, Covid-19 case rates in England have fallen for most adult age groups, although they continue to rise in people over 70.
The highest rate is still among 20 to 29-year-olds, which was 362.1 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending November 15, up from 389.9 in the previous week.
The rates are also the same for 30 to 39 year olds (from 338.6 to 324.3), 40 to 49 year olds (316.3 to 313.7), 50 to 59 year olds (306.1 to 302 , 3) and 60 to 69 year olds (217.5) decreased to 209.6).
For the 70 to 79 year olds, however, the rates rose slightly from 146.1 to 147.5, while for the over 80 year olds they rose from 235.5 to 245.3.
The rate has also increased for 10 to 19 year olds from 232.8 to 257.4.
Another 346 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 37,470, NHS England said Thursday.
The patients were between 35 and 102 years old. With the exception of nine patients between the ages of 54 and 99, all of them had known underlying diseases.
The deaths were between October 19 and November 18, with the majority on or after November 16.
Nineteen other deaths were reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.