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Only ONE Covid-19 victim in English hospitals was under 40 last week and 90% were over the age of 60


Only one Covid-19 victim whose death was announced by NHS England over the past week was under the age of 40, according to official data.

NHS figures show 90 per cent of the patients who died from the illness after testing positive were over 60 — including half who were at least 80 years old. 

Data shows only 64 coronavirus fatalities were registered in Britain over the past week — a fraction of the 6,600 recorded in the deadliest seven-day spell of April 7 to 13. Only one of the victims in English hospitals in the past week is known to be under the age of 40.

Britain has yet to suffer a spike in fatalities or hospital admissions, suggesting the recent spike in cases is down to more testing in badly-hit areas.

The updated figures come as England's deputy chief medical officer daid that pupils are more likely to be hit by a bus on their way to school than catch coronavirus in the classroom.

Dr Jenny Harries said the risk of children being involved in a traffic accident or of catching the flu are 'probably higher than the current risk' posed by the virus.