Half of all Melton borough residents have had a Covid jab
Half of the entire population of the Melton borough has now had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest figures.
The government statistics, which cover the period up to Sunday March 21, show 24,866 people have had the first of their two jabs.
In terms of the town, 45.8 per cent of all residents have received their initial vaccination.
These figures - which come out as it is announced that more than 30million people across the UK have had their first jab - are likely to be significantly higher now because of the lag in reporting.
Across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area, 25,589 people have had both doses, which is 2.87 per cent of all adults in this combined area.
This figure is set to accelerate over the next month with many older people due to have their second dose in April due to the recommended gap between the two jabs of no longer than 12 weeks.
In the Rutland and Melton parliamentary constituency, 50,973 people have been vaccinated at least once.
Latest Covid vaccination figures (up to Sunday March 21):
MELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL (at least one dose)
24,866 (49.7 per cent of population).
MELTON MOWBRAY town (one dose)
12,442 (45.8 per cent of population).
MELTON BOROUGH NEIGHBOURHOOD AREAS (one dose)
Bottesford, Harby, Croxton Kerrial 5,081;
Asfordby, Frisby, Old Dalby 3,693;
Waltham, Wymondham, Great Dalby 3,650;
Melton Mowbray North 4,286;
Melton Mowbray West 4,026;
Melton Mowbray South 4,130.
LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND
One dose - 460,149 (51.65 per cent).
Two doses - 25,589 (2.87 per cent).
RUTLAND AND MELTON CONSTITUENCY (one dose)
50,973 of all ages (adult electorate is 77,324).