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1 in 14 pupils at English secondary schools have Covid, ONS data shows

Steep increase suggests spread through schools is outpacing vaccination programme

One in 14 secondary school-age children had Covid last week, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

The substantial increase – up from an estimated one in 20 pupils the previous week – suggests that the spread of Covid through secondary schools is far outpacing the government’s vaccination programme. It follows criticism this week from headteachers and parents about a “haphazard” vaccine rollout that is continuing to disrupt education.

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