Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate falls to lowest level since early September

Another 3,000 people in the borough of Scarborough have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the last week, new figures revealed.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:06 am

The NHS has released figures showing that in the period up to March 7 a total of 46,078 people have now had the jab, an increase of 3,211 on seven days earlier.

The number of vaccines given has actually dropped week-on-week as 4,451 people had been given at least one dose in the week up to February 28.

The vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 55.

The borough's seven day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 24.

The data includes vaccinations administered in hospital hubs, local vaccination service sites such as GP practices and at vaccination centres.

The seven day infection rate per 100,000 people in Scarborough has now dropped to 24, its lowest rate since September 3.

The borough is averaging four new cases every day.

The average infection rate in England is now 59 per 100,000 while in North Yorkshire as a whole it is 41.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this weekend for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

To see the locations and to book a test visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test.

William Street Coach Park in Scarborough is also still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.