Younger women ‘bearing brunt’ of second wave of Covid in UK

Exclusive: Figures show big rise in number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted to hospital

Younger women are “bearing the brunt” of the UK’s second wave of coronavirus infections, according to a fresh analysis of hospital admissions prepared by government science advisers.

Hospital records reveal a substantial rise in the number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted for serious coronavirus infections since the beginning of August, a country-wide trend that suggests younger women are now more exposed to the virus.

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