skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    Solway Radio Local community radio station for listeners in the Solway Plain

National News

Majority of under 50s in hospital or who have died with Delta variant not jabbed

todayAugust 20, 2021 2

share close

Majority of under-50s in hospital or who have died with Delta variant not jabbed

That’s according to new data from Public Health England

Almost two thirds of people under 50 who died in England with the Delta variant were not vaccinated against the virus, the latest figures show.

New data from Public Health England also shows that 74% of this age group in hospital with the variant had not had a jab.

The statistics come amid a continued push to get as many people vaccinated against Covid-19 as possible, with 16 and 17-year-olds getting letters and text reminders this week inviting them for a jab.

There were a total of 1,189 deaths up to August 15 of people who were either confirmed or likely to have had the Delta variant and who died within 28 days of a positive test, PHE said.

While the vast majority of deaths with the variant were in people aged 50 or over, the under-50s account for more when it comes to hospital admissions.

Of the 1,076 deaths of people aged 50 or over, 318 (30%) were unvaccinated, 93 (9%) had received one dose of vaccine and 652 (61%) had received both.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: admin

Rate it

Previous post

National News

Afghan operation should have focused on counter terrorism

That's according to former MI5 boss, Lord Jonathan Evans The UK and its allies should have focused on counter-terrorism in Afghanistan rather than attempting to rebuild the country, a former MI5 boss has said. The invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 ousted the Taliban from power and a Western-backed government, which tried to transform the nation, was put in place. Lord Jonathan Evans, who was director-general of the security service from […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 3