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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 46657, tabled on 13 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of infection with covid-19 is for (a) young people aged 11-17 and (b) adults over 18 years old in the UK.

Answered on

9 June 2020

We do not have the rate of infection (R) of COVID-19 for different age groups. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies publishes the R number for the United Kingdom on a weekly basis.

R is not usually a useful measure on its own and needs to be considered alongside the number of new cases. More information can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-r-number-in-the-uk