Here are the 11 age groups in the Wakefield district that had the highest infection rates in the seven days to Friday, February 12.

Coronavirus cases in Wakefield: which age groups have the highest infection rates after six weeks of lockdown?

We all know the older you are the greater your risk from Covid. Those aged 60 and above are considered high risk by the NHS, while those aged 70 and over or the clinically vulnerable account for 88% of deaths.

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But across England it’s the older age groups that still have the highest infection rates after weeks of lockdown, according to Government figures. In the seven days to 10 February, the age band with the most cases per 100,000 people was 90 and overs, at 310.9. Care home residents are being tested monthly which could push the rate up compared to those not being screened regularly. But in Wakefield, this was not the case. Here are the 11 age groups in the Wakefield district that had the highest infection rates in the seven days to Friday, February 12.

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