COVID infection in older people has more than doubled since early December, latest Government data shows.
Compared to the period 25 November to 3 December, during January 8-15, the prevalence of COVID-19 in people aged over 65 years rose to 94 people per 10,000 infected, compared to 41.
Care home workers also increased their odds of testing positive for COVID-19 during early January, according to the data. The largest jump in infections was seen in London, South East, and East of England.
Nationally, the infection rate was 158 people per 10,000 infected during January 8-15.
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