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Fall in Covid cases slower in poor regions

Fears that impact of economic inequality could delay easing of lockdown * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The rate at which cases of Covid-19 have fallen since the start of the year is dramatically lower in the UK’s poorest regions than in wealthier areas, according to detailed analysis of government data. The figures, verified by the House of Commons library and compiled by Labour from official statistics, show that the number of cases of Covid infection per 100,000 people remained markedly higher in the last full week of January in many poorer parliamentary constituencies than in more affluent ones. Continue reading...

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