The majority of people infected with the Indian Covid variant have not had either dose of the vaccine, with just 3 per cent of cases (177 out of 5,599) having received both doses, Public Health England figures show.
Of 201 people who ended up in hospital just five had had both vaccine doses, while 138 were unvaccinated and 45 had had their first dose more than three weeks previously.
It comes as the R-rate in England has inched higher and may now be above 1.
Data released on Friday by the Department of Health and Social Care puts the figure between 1.0 and 1.1.
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