Covid rates in Luton hit record high but deaths below previous peaks

Covid rates in Luton hit record high but deaths below previous peaks

1/14/2022 8:40:00 PM

Covid rates in Luton hit record high but deaths below previous peaks

The Luton director of public health says the majority of cases in the borough are Omicron.

Image caption,The majority of cases in Luton were the Omicron variant the director of public health saidThe Covid-19 case rate in Luton has reached record levels but deaths and hospitalisations were below previous peaks, a meeting heard.The health and social care review group at Luton Borough Council was told hospital admissions have risen.

But the proportion compared to the case rate was much lower than other waves of Covid-19.The authority's director of public health, Sally Cartwright, said the "majority of cases" were Omicron.In the week to 9 January, the case rate in Luton was 1,663 per 100,000 people, a 4% week-on-week fall.

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