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Coronavirus news – live: Covid rates drop in every age group in England as Stormont ‘to reopen pubs early’

Rory Sullivan and Jon Sharman
·1-min read
 (AP)
(AP)

Covid-19 case rates have fallen across all age groups in England, new data from Public Health England reveals.

Infections are currently most common in those aged 10 to 19 — and lowest in those aged beween 70 and 79.

The south west is the least-affected area of England, while Yorkshire and the Humber are the worst-hit regions.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland is reportedly preparing to reopen pubs and restaurants earlier than planned.

And Europe’s coronavirus death toll has passed 1 million, according to the World Health Organisation. Dr Hans Kluge, a top official, warned that the situation on the continent remained serious with about 1.6 million new infections every week.