Just 388 people aged under 60 with no underlying health conditions have died of Covid-19 in England’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic, NHS data has showed.
The figures show that 1,979 previously healthy people died in hospitals in England after testing positive for Covid-19 between April 2 and December 23.
Just 338 of these people were aged 40 to 59, with another 44 aged between 20 and 39, and just six under the age of 19, according to the data.
Meanwhile 45,770 deaths were recorded among those with pre-existing conditions, of which 21 were aged under 20, 263 were between 20 and 39 and 2,926 were aged between 40 and 59.
Pre-existing health conditions include terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease but also include asthma, diabetes and obesity.
MP for Harborough Neil O’Brien argued: ‘The below is wrong at several levels. In England and Wales, 65,000 aged 65+ have died with it, plus over 7,400 working age people.
‘Many had prior medical conditions, but we don’t hold their lives to be valueless because Britain isn’t a fascist state.’
Many said the statistics supported the idea that people under 60 could live without Covid restrictions, while those most at risk are subject to constraints. Read Full Article >