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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 4 February 2022

In the week ending 29 January 2022,

  • the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus increased for those in school Year 7 to school Year 11, and for those aged 35 to 49 years.

  • It decreased for those aged 25 to 34 years and aged 50 years and over in the same period, while trends were uncertain in all other age groups.

  • The percentage testing positive was highest among those aged 2 years to school Year 6.

  • The age-adjusted risk of death involving coronavirus (COVID-19) is consistently lower among those who have received at least three vaccines compared with unvaccinated people.

  • Just over 5 in 10 adults (52%) reported they were worried or somewhat worried about the effect the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on their lives in the latest period (19 to 30 January 2022). This figure has decreased from 61% in the previous period (6 to 16 January 2022).

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