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Three times as many unvaccinated people catching Covid as those with double jabs

The Office for National Statistics Infection Survey also reveals that younger age groups were more likely to test positive as were people who never wore a face covering indoors

The figures were published by the Office for National Statistics. File image

Unvaccinated people are three times more likely to catch Covid than those who are fully immunised, according to new data.

The Office for National Statistics Infection Survey also reveals that younger age groups were more likely to test positive as were people who never wore a face covering indoors.

According to the data those who have received two shots of the Pfizer vaccine were 66 per cent less likely to test positive for Covid compared to someone without any vaccine.

For Moderna the figure is 76 per cent and for AstraZeneca it is 54 per cent.

The study looked at data from between August 29 to September 11 this year, and included 1,889 participants testing positive out of 167,288 participants from all across the UK.



New cases of Covid remain high in the UK. File image
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According to the Telegraph Prof Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at The Open University, said: “I don’t think there’s anything particularly surprising or new in the headline findings in the ONS article, based on data from the infection survey.

“The headline findings for that fortnight, briefly, are that vaccinated people were less likely to test positive, and people in households of three or more, younger people, people who never wore face coverings indoors, and people who had more social contacts were all more likely to test positive. None of that is surprising.”

Dr James Doidge, senior statistician at the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, added: “As one of the largest surveys of randomly sampled individuals in the world focusing on Covid-19, the ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey is one of the most valuable resources on the planet.”

Latest government data for new infections show that on Monday there were 37,960 new cases of the virus identified.

There were also 40 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test.


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