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Covid Jabs Ahead of Schedule in Surrey Heartlands as Infection Rates Drop

Published on: 16 Feb, 2021
Updated on: 19 Feb, 2021

By Martin Giles

By now, more than a quarter of those over 16 in the Surrey Heartlands NHS area will have had the first dose of Covid vaccine.

Statistics show nearly 840,000 residents in the Surrey Heartlands area. The number recorded as having had their first dose by February 11 was 198,000, with G Live alone vaccinating almost 1,000 a day, seven days a week.

Those in the 65 to 69 age group began vaccination at least a week before their expected start date of February 15, when the national total of 15 million jabs was reached.

Other good news is that the infection rates in Guildford and across the county continue to drop. In Surrey, the levels were those of November before the Christmas peak of nearly 9,000 new identified cases a week.

Guildford borough remains in the lower half of the list of county borough and district infection rates, below the county and national average.

Within the borough, only Pirbright and Normandy had their infection rate rise in the week ending February 10. Two areas, Woodbridge Hill and Guildford South had fewer than three cases in the previous week.

Hospital admissions in the South East have also fallen again but the lag time between infection and outcome is still apparent in the number of deaths recorded. But a newly updated table shows the low mortality rate at the Royal Surrey continues.

See also: Local Covid-19 Stats

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Responses to Covid Jabs Ahead of Schedule in Surrey Heartlands as Infection Rates Drop

  1. Paul Spooner Reply

    February 17, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Many thanks to The Guildford Dragon NEWS on their reporting on Covid-19 and I am sure that many readers appreciate the information, but is there the possibility of providing some information for residents of Ash and Tongham within Guildford Borough who fall outside Surrey Heartlands and into Surrey Heath CCG on how vaccinations are going over here?

    Paul Spooner is the Conservative borough councillor for Ash South and Tongham

    Editor’s response. Thank you for this useful suggestion. Ash & Tongham are already covered in all the graphics shown in our Local Covid-19 Stats page and we have now added a graph to show the progress of the vaccination programme in the “Frimley Health & Care ICS”, as it is listed in the relevant NHS stats table.

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