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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 28 January 2022

New estimates show an increase in the number of children testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.

  • Children aged two years to school Year 6 and those in school Year 7 to Year 11 both saw an increase in testing positive for the virus.

As of 31 December 2021,

  • 64.9% of adults aged 18 to 64 years who were employed in England had received three coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations, while 8.8% were unvaccinated.

Among occupation groups,

  • health professionals (80.4%)
  • along with teaching and other educational professionals (76.0%) were the most likely to have received three vaccinations.

The rate of receiving three vaccinations was lowest among:

  • bar staff (38.1%)

  • beauticians and related occupations (38.8%)

  • waiters and waitresses (38.8%)

  • roofers, roof tilers and slaters (42.6%)

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