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More Than 4,000 Vaccinations Given at G Live Last Week As Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Published on: 26 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 26 Jan, 2021

Before a temporary halt was called to the vaccination programme in Guildford and Cranleigh, The Dragon was informed that about 4,200 vaccinations were administered in the G Live centre last week (ending January 23) and that, in line with national statistics, 80% of those over 80 years old had received their first injection.

See: Break in Vaccine Supply Causes G Live to Pause Vaccination Programme

Overall by Sunday, January 18, 62,707 people had received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccination in the “Surrey Heartlands” Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area (Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking) which includes about three-quarters of Surrey’s 1.2 million population.

The “Surrey Heartlands” area

A spokesperson for the CCG said: “We are progressing well towards meeting the target of vaccinating the first four priority groups [those over 70] within the proposed deadline.”

More good news is that the infection rates across the county and in Guildford Borough had reduced further. This is the third successive week a fall has been seen in the borough and the second successive week across Surrey. A decrease was recorded in every Surrey borough and district.

Hospital admissions also continued to fall showing little of the expected lag behind local infection rates.

Covid-related deaths, on the other hand, have remained relatively high but a spokesperson for the Royal Surrey County Hospital said that they still had sufficient mortuary capacity.

See also: Local Covid-19 Stats

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