Melton borough Covid jabs total passes 20,000

The number of people in the Melton borough who have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine has now passed 20,000.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 4:55 pm
The turning for the Melton Covid vaccination centre at Melton Sports Village on Burton Road EMN-210203-171228001

That landmark figure was confirmed in today’s latest government figures and represents 41.78 per cent of all residents in the borough.

In the town of Melton Mowbray, 10,464 people have had at least their first of two jabs, which is 38.5 per cent of the population.

In the Rutland and Melton parliamentary constituency area as a whole, 57.7 per cent of adults have received their first dose.

Figures for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) area reveal that more than 400,000 residents have had at least one jab, which is close to half of all adults.

While only just over two per cent of LLR adults have had both of their doses so far, there is evidence that the number of second doses is being ramped up, rising to 19,530 people from around 13,000 the previous week.

Statistics for the East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG area reveal that 99 per cent of residents aged 80 or over have had a first jab, along everyone aged 75 to 79 and 98.8 per cent of those in the age group 70-74yrs.

The figures relate to the period up to Sunday March 14 so they are now likely to be significantly higher because of the reporting lag.

Figures for at least one dose of the Covid vaccine:

MELTON BOROUGH

Total 20,894.

MELTON TOWN

Total 10,464 (includes Melton North 3,609, Melton West 3,409, Melton South 3,446).

NEIGHBOURHOOD AREAS

Bottesford, Harby and Croxton Kerrial 4,178.

Asfordby, Frisby and Old Dalby 3,139.

Waltham, Wymondham and Great Dalby 3,113.

LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND

Total jabs 419,467 (19,530 of people have had both doses).

RUTLAND AND MELTON CONSTITUENCY

Total 44,680 (electorate is 77,324).

EAST LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND CCG

Total 148,268.