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People from a South Asian background were at even greater risk of infection, hospitalisation and death in the second wave of Covid than the first, compared with other ethnic groups, a study says.

A study published in the Lancet looked at health data from 17 million adults.

It confirmed that nearly all ethnic minority groups were disproportionally affected in the first wave in England.

In the second wave, the differences for black and mixed ethnic groups narrowed compared with white groups.

But those from an Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi background were even more likely to test

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