Seven out of 10 Herts boroughs have recorded drops in rate of infection and cases, while Broxbourne remains one of the UK’s worst-hit areas.
A brand new NHS vaccination centre opened in Stevenage, Hertfordshire yesterday (Monday, January 11), with Robertson House being one of seven ‘super’ mass vaccination sites in England.
It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed the country is now at its ‘worst point’ of the pandemic.
Mr Hancock unveiled the Government’s aim of offering vaccinations to around 15 million people in the UK by mid-February.
So far, 2.3m people in the UK have had their first Covid vaccine shot.
And here in Hertfordshire, the rate of infection is beginning to fall in some areas.
The rate of new cases in the seven days to January 7 was lower when compared to the week up to December 31 in St Albans, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere and Broxbourne, although the latter remains the ninth-worst hit area in the country.
Meanwhile, Welwyn Hatfield, Stevenage and North Hertfordshire have all recorded rises.
With regards to the country’s mass vaccination programme and the opening of the Stevenage centre, NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “The coronavirus vaccination programme, the largest in NHS history, has got off to a strong start.
“With more vaccine supplies now coming on stream, we are rapidly accelerating the programme and these large scale NHS vaccination centres are an important new way for people to get the life-saving jab, alongside our GP and hospital services.
“NHS staff are under huge pressure with big rises in coronavirus infections leaving record numbers needing hospital treatment, but we are still pulling out all the stops to deliver Covid jabs as swiftly as we can.”
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What are the latest coronavirus figures in Hertfordshire?
The list below has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on January 11 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Data for the most recent four days (January 8-11) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.
Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 7; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 7; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 31; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 31.
Broxbourne, 1216.1, (1183), 1370.3, (1333) DOWN
Hertsmere, 917.9, (963), 1029.4, (1080) DOWN
Watford, 881.2, (851), 1012.7, (978) DOWN
Welwyn Hatfield, 855.0, (1052), 766.4, (943) UP
Stevenage, 841.3, (739), 770.7, (677) UP
Three Rivers, 728.7, (680), 958.0, (894) DOWN
East Hertfordshire, 661.8, (991), 723.2, (1083) DOWN
Dacorum, 621.6, (962), 675.9, (1046) DOWN
St Albans, 600.2, (891), 730.9, (1085) DOWN
North Hertfordshire, 551.0, (736), 467.2, (624) UP