Sizeable rise in second Covid jabs in Leicestershire and Rutland
There has been a sizeable increase in people having their second Covid vaccine jab in Leicestershire and Rutland inside a week.
Latest government figures, which cover the seven days to Sunday April 18, reveal that there has been only a small rise in the number of first doses given across the two counties.
But those who are now fully vaccinated - having received both jabs - has jumped to 151,107 from 105,030 in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) area.
This represents an increase in the percentage of adults having both doses from 12 per cent to 17 per cent of the adult population.
The vast majority of residents over the age of 50 have now had at least one jab in the LLR area and more than two-thirds of people (69 per cent) aged 45 to 49 have done so too.
Figures for the Melton borough show that 29,870 residents have had at least one dose, which is 60 per cent of the population.
In the town of Melton Mowbray, the total reported with one jab is 14,793 - 54.47 per cent of everyone who lives there.
And the statistics for the Rutland and Melton parliamentary constituency show just under 80 per cent of adults have had at least their first dose.
These figures will all have increased by now due to the lag in reporting - statistics for each area of the UK are only revealed once a week.
Melton borough neighbourhood areas (total of residents who have had at least one coronavirus jab:
Melton North 5,166;
Melton West 4,770;
Melton South 4,857;
Bottesford/Harby/Croxton Kerrial 6,206;
Asfordby/Frisby/Old Dalby 4,437;
Waltham/Wymondham/Great Dalby 4,434.
Residents who have had at least one jab:
Melton Mowbray (town) 14,793.
Melton borough 29,870.
Rutland and Melton constituency 60,731.
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG 191,396.