In England and Wales, the death rate from coronavirus among people over 80 fell by 92% due to vaccination, experts said noting that this proves the effectiveness of vaccines.
According to The Daily Mail, the country recorded 379 deaths in patients with coronavirus infection, while in January, there were more than 5,300 deaths.
After the start of vaccination, mortality among people aged 75–79 years decreased by 93.4%, among people aged 70–74 years – by 92.4%, among people aged 65–69 years – by 90, 8%, and among people aged 60–64 – by 83.7%.
These promising numbers could be linked to the successful rollout of a vaccination program in the UK, experts say. There is now a higher proportion of COVID-19 deaths among young people than during the second wave of the pandemic.
About 14% of all victims of COVID-19 infection in the UK (98 people) in the past week were under the age of 60. For comparison, last fall this figure was about 6%.
In England and Wales, everyone over the age of 60 was offered at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. More than 31 million Britons – or three in five adults – have received the vaccine.