The age group where Covid infections have tripled in and near Bath since December – Somerset Live

One age group has seen cases in its age group more than triple since late December in Bath and North East Somerset.

According to the government data, six age groups are now reporting a rate of over 500 people with one positive test per 100,000.

This is up significantly on the statistics for late December where only three age groups had cases higher than 400 per 100,000.

What’s more one age group has a rate of over 1,000 cases per 100,000 for the seven days previous to January 12.

The age group which has seen cases more than triple is the over 90’s category which has a rate of over 1,076 positive tests per 100,000 for the seven days before January 12.

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This is up from the week preceding December 29 where it had a rate of only 293.7 per 100,000.

Dr Bruce Laurence, Bath and North East Somerset Director of Public Health said the council was seeing care home outbreaks in early January.

Screenshot of the government’s heatmap on cases by age group break down
(Image: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/)

The Royal United Hospital in Bath said last week it has the most coronavirus patients it has ever had at the moment with 116 as of Thursday, January 14.

The extra pressure has lead the hospital to cancel some surgeries.

The age group with the least infections per 100,000 is ages 5 to 9 with a case rate 161 per 100,000. Second lowest and just a fraction higher is the 75 to 79 year olds with 161.2.

Here is the current top 10 age groups which had the highest case rate per 100,000 in Bath and North East Somerset:

1. Ages 90 plus – case rate 1,076.8 per 100,000

2. Ages 40 to 44 – case rate 553.4 per 100,000

3. Ages 30 to 34 – case rate 551.5 per 100,000

4. Ages 45 to 49 – case rate 544.5 per 100,000

5. Ages 55 to 59 – case rate 526 per 100,000

6. Ages 35 to 39 – case rate 505 per 100,000

7. Ages 85 to 89 – case rate 474.2 per 100,000

8. Ages 15 to 19 – case rate 472.5 per 100,000

9. Ages 50 to 54 – case rate 456.6 per 100,000

10. Ages 25 to 29 – case rate 452.3 per 100,000

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