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The proportion of people aged 20-29 testing positive for Covid in England has reached record levels, according to officials.
Public Health England 's the numbers show , last week 1,155 people in their twenties tested positive per 100,000 in the population.
Experts say this is the highest case rate in any age group since the ing mass test began and urge everyone in that group to get both jabs.
It comes asData show 59% of people in their 20s have had a jab.
Meanwhile, those aged 85 and over continue to be the most likely to need hospital care .
Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, said hospitalizations and deaths were not as fast as in previous waves, but cases are on the rise and will be followed up.
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The data covers July 12-18 and looks at the average number of people who test positive per 100,000 people of the same age in the population.
- The number of cases is increasing in all age groups and all regions
- Weekly levels are highest in the North East (952) and lowest in the South East (423)
- The lowest figures are for people aged 80 and over, with a weekly rate of 61 to 100,000
Dr Doyle added: "It is vital that we all remain cautious.
" Remember that meeting outside is safer than inside, get two doses of the vaccine as soon as possible, isolate yourself if NHS Test & Trace tells you and if you have symptoms, stay home and have a PCR test . "
Part of the increase in this age group will be due to the fact that many people in their twenties will not have had both jabs yet and because of larger ones chances to socialize as restrictions relaxed.
The the latest government data for England show that around 59% of people aged 20-29 have had at least one coronavirus vaccine.
In the UK, 87.8% of the adult population has had one dose of the vaccine and 69.2% received two.
Vaccination figures are highest for older age groups who received the vaccine earlier.
Recent figures suggest that the immunization program has reduced ons hospitalizations and deaths, with less than one in 1,000 infections now estimated to result in death - up from one in 60 over the past year. 'last winter.