'Clear evidence' for rising Covid cases in children, ONS data shows

'Clear evidence' for rising Covid cases in children with infection rates among two to 11-year-olds now SEVEN times higher than in July, ONS data shows Covid cases in two to 11-year-olds are seven times higher this month than in July Office for National Statistics said there is 'clear evidence,' of child infections  Professor Neil Ferguson said 97% of children had tests come back negative

By Luke May For Mailonline

Published: 10:22 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 10:22 BST, 19 September 2020

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There is 'clear evidence,' that coronavirus infections are rising in children, the Office for National Statistics has claimed.

According to figures released yesterday, rates of infection for children aged between two and 11 are seven times higher than in July.

The ONS also warned that positive tests were increasing among 17 to 24-year-olds, as well as 25 to 34-year-olds. 

It calculated that around 59,800 people in England had Covid-19 by September 10, a rise of 51 per cent from the week before. 

Coronavirus rates among children are seven times higher than in July, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest

Coronavirus rates among children are seven times higher than in July, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest

Katherine Kent, co-head of analysis for the Covid-19 Infection Survey, said: 'These infections seem to be mostly focused in younger people who have seen the largest rise in infections.'

Cases among children up the age of 11 rose from 0.04 per cent on July 23 to 0.28 per cent on September 10. 

For 17 to 24-year-olds the rate increased from 0.04 per cent to 0.52 per cent, while the next age bracket, which rises to

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