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Leeds waits for vaccine as Covid rates go sky-high in student areas

Coronavirus rates in parts of the city are 10 times the UK average as the authorities play catch-up in giving out jabs

Heading back to their student halls with a bottle of wine, 19-year-olds Roz Monaghan and Mackenzie Bradley-Wilkinson are feeling tense. The pair live in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, where Covid-19 rates are the highest in the country, more than 10 times the average.

A combination of a majority-unvaccinated population, a return to face-to-face teaching, good weather and the end of exams has sent Covid rates in Leeds’s student area sky-high.

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