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Covid Stats Show An Improving Picture, Over One-third of Over-16s Now Jabbed

Published on: 23 Feb, 2021
Updated on: 23 Feb, 2021

By Martin Giles

As the prime minister briefed the nation on the plans to slowly emerge from lockdown, the latest statistics show infections in the county and the borough continue to fall; they are now back to levels seen near the beginning of the “second wave” in October.

Within Surrey, the number of infections in the previous seven-day period only rose in Surrey Heath.

Four areas of the borough, Gomshall, Onslow Village, Guildford South and Woodbridge Hill reported less than three cases in the seven days ending February 17. Bellfields remains an area of higher infection.

Vaccinations continue at a steady rate. Each week roughly 50,000 are being vaccinated with their first dose in the “Surrey Heartlands” NHS area, which includes most of Guildford Borough. By now, over one-third of those over 16 will have received their first jab.

The lag time between infection, then hospital admission and, in some cases, death means that the number of Covid associated deaths in the borough is still high but might also have peaked. Hospital admissions continue to fall, thankfully.

For more pandemic stats see: Local Covid-19 Stats

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