Latest figures show Covid rate in Harborough has fallen by 45 per cent

The news comes as it’s emerged that over 12,000 patients have now been vaccinated against Covid at Market Harborough Medical Centre

Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:09 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:10 pm

The Covid-19 rate in Harborough has plunged by 45 per cent, the latest Public Health England figures show today.

The infection rate across the district In the week to Tuesday February 23 fell to 97 per 100,000 – just below the national average for the whole of England at 103.

Some 91 positive coronavirus cases were recorded here in those seven days.

The Covid-19 rate in Harborough has plunged by 45 per cent, the latest Public Health England figures show today.

Harborough now sits 153rd in a table of 325 areas of England – the higher the position, the higher the infection rate.

The news comes as it’s emerged that over 12,000 patients have now been vaccinated against Covid at Market Harborough Medical Centre.

More than 1,500 more people, in their early and mid-60s, received their first vital dose to combat the disease at the busy Coventry Road surgery last Friday and Saturday alone.

Cllr Phil Knowles, who leads the Liberal Democrats on Harborough council, said today: “It’s hugely positive that the rate of people catching Covid in Harborough has plummeted over the last few days.

“We are definitely heading in the right direction.

“But we’ve had Covid peaks and troughs before.

“So we all have to stay on our guard and maintain our discipline – we cannot relax for a minute.

“Keep your social distance, wear a mask and wash your hands regularly day in day out.”

He added: “I’d also urge everyone offered a vaccination to take it.

“Please go along to your nearest medical or health centre and get the jab.

“It is the only way we are going to beat this terrible virus.”