Covid mortality has continued to fall – but deaths remain 40% higher than average.
The vaccination programme is starting to pay off as people over 80 are now the most likely to test positive for coronavirus antibodies, Office for National Statistics testing suggests.
Blood tests reveal more over-80s than any other age group are showing signs of some immunity against Covid infection.
This comes as Covid deaths have continued to fall.
But deaths are still 40% above the five year average.