More than 90,000 people in Rotherham have now been vaccinated against Covid-19

Over 90,00 people in Rotherham have now received their Covid-19 vaccinations, following the anniversary of the first lockdown.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:00 am

In an update on the situation in Rotherham at a cabinet meeting this week, the council’s chief executive Sharon Kemp announced the case rate has come down, but is “significantly higher” than other rates across the country.

“We continue to put all our efforts in to try to reduce those rates.

“To be able to do that, targeted work is taking place within different parts of the borough,” she told the meeting today (March 22).

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A nurse at a Covid 19 mass-vaccination centre. Picture Scott Merrylees

“We continue to work with our NHS partners, and we’ve now seen over 90,000 vaccinations, being administered so far

“We’ve been updated by government that shielding finishes in April, but we will ensure that the community hub continues to provide support to residents that might be self isolating.

“If we were in a position to need to undertake surge testing, if new variants of concern were found, we have a plan in place which will include door knocking and the offer of testing kits in areas identified.”

As of March 16, there are 141 cases per 100,000 population in Rotherham, up from 122 on March 10.

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