UK Covid live: vaccines likely to work even better on younger people, says PHE

Latest updates: PHE head of immunisation says younger people could have even better protection than data shows for over-70s

11.10am GMT

Deaths involving Covid-19 among people aged 80 and over have fallen more steeply in recent weeks than those among younger age groups, the latest ONS figures show.

As PA Media reports, Covid-19 deaths registered in England and Wales dropped by 56% for people 80 and over from the week ending 29 January to the week ending 19 February, compared with falls of 50% for those aged 70 to 79 and 40% for people under 70.

11.05am GMT

Joggers should wear a face covering when running past others, a leading scientist said this morning. Prof Trish Greenhalgh, professor in primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford, told Good Morning Britain:

There is no doubt the virus is in the air, there is no doubt that you can catch it if you inhale, and that someone else has exhaled.

The exercising jogger – the puffing and panting jogger – you can feel their breath come and you can sometimes actually feel yourself inhale it, so there’s no doubt that there is a danger there.

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