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Record Covid-19 rates among Norfolk children, but overall rates fall

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Coronavirus rates among Norfolk schoolchildren have hit a record high - but overall case rates in the county have fallen by almost a fifth.

Figures from Public Health England showed that, as of September 17, among children aged 10 to 14 there were 668.8 cases per 100,000 and just under 500 per 100,000 among five to nine-year-olds.

While the numbers went up over the summer, schools have now gone back and the number of outbreaks is increasing.

There are currently more than 20 outbreaks in schools and colleges.

The rising case rates come as widespread Covid vaccination of under-16s have got under way in Norfolk........

© Norwich Evening News

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