|The latest figures show that more than 192,000 people in Kirklees have now had at least their first Covid-19 vaccine dose and there were no deaths related to the virus in local hospitals in the last week – but our infection rate has increased and is amongst the highest in the country.|
With a number of restrictions lifted this week, people are urged to remain cautious and remember the virus is still spreading.
With 75 per 100,000 people in Kirklees testing positive for COVID-19 over the last seven days, the borough’s rate has increased by six per cent since last week. Kirklees’ rate remains above the national average of 28 per 100,000 and needs to drop further and faster.
There were 330 new confirmed positive cases in the last week in Kirklees – more than last week when there were 308.More than 192,000 local people have now had at least their first Covid-19 vaccine dose, with 61,000 having two doses.
Anyone aged 45 and over in Kirklees can book their vaccination now.
There are currently 16 inpatients in local hospitals being treated for Covid-19 – down from 21 last week. There were no deaths related to Covid-19 in local hospitals in the last week – which has fallen from one the previous week.
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