Local Coronavirus Update
March 19, 2021
As the key dates for easing lockdown measures at the end of March and mid-April edge closer with each passing day, it is reassuring to learn that the vaccine rollout remains on track to reach national targets of offering everyone in the top nine priority groups their first dose by the end of April with the rest of the adult population being offered by a jab by then end of July. It is also promising to see that York’s low case rate is remaining steady and daily updates show a dwindling rate of hospitalisation and death as the the vaccine begins to protect those most vulnerable.
In the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, which stretches across North Yorkshire to North Lincolnshire, 730,810 doses had been administered as of yesterday with over 100,000 of those taking place at the Askham Bar vaccination site. In fact, roughly one in every 250 jabs across the country have been administered in at the Askham Bar site.
As of the beginning of this week, out of those eligible for a vaccine within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (discounting those who have been offered and declined): 96.7% of those aged 80+; 100% of those aged between 75-79; 99.3% of those aged between 70-74; 93.8% of those aged between 65-69; 92.2% of those aged between 60-94; and 48.3% of those aged between 55-59 have received at least one dose.
Nationally, milestone after milestone seem to be reached with over 25,000,000 people now having received a single dose and a new daily record of 660,276 vaccinations recorded yesterday.