Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health is urging people to be cautious as infection rates spike in North Lincolnshire.
Steve Pintus, said:“We have seen infection rates in the area more than double in the last week with people aged under 25 seeing a dramatic rise. As restrictions are eased there is a real risk that our area will see even higher figures in the coming weeks.
“If you haven’t had a vaccination then please come forward quickly and also encourage any of your friends and family to get the jab.
“The pace of the vaccine rollout in North Lincolnshire has been impressive, but a worrying 20,000 people aged over 18 have still not had their first jab.
“I would urge everyone who hasn’t yet come forward to either book a slot, or just pop-in to the Baths Hall. It is vital we get as many people as possible vaccinated before restrictions are eased on 19 July.”
Boris Johnson is set to confirm whether England’s “Freedom Day” will go ahead on 19 July at his latest press conference later today.
The Prime Minister will address the English public and press on Monday afternoon (12 July) ahead of the planned easing of almost all Covid lockdown rules next week.
Official Government data shows that 82.5% of people in North Lincolnshire have had their first Coronavirus vaccine and 66.6% have had their second vaccine.
As of 11th July, in the last 7 days 67 people have tested positive in North Lincolnshire.
Case rates show an increase of 163.7% in the last 7 days.
According to the national statistics Winterton and Winteringham have the highest number of cases in North Lincolnshire with with 45 positive cases.
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