Nearly 20,000 Cambridgeshire residents receive second COVID dose in past week

Nearly 20,000 Cambridgeshire residents received their second dose of the COVID vaccine in the past week, new statistics have revealed.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:34 pm

A total of 55,486 people in the county have now had both jabs - up 19,590 from the previous week.

In Peterborough, 83,887 people have now had at least one dose - up by 2,591 from the previous week.

The rise in Peterborough first doses is the lowest seen since data started to be released at the beginning of March. The previous lowest figure was 6,300 in one week up to March 7.

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Nearly 20,000 Cambridgeshire residents had their second dose of the vaccine last week

A majority of first doses in Peterborough were given to people aged under 50 in the past week, with 1,499 going to that age group.

a further 627 people aged between 50 and 54 were given the first dose in the city, with another 287 going to people aged 55-59.

For residents aged 60-64, 107 first doses were given out, and for people aged 65-69 46 were given out.

With the vast majority of people aged 70 and over already having had at least one dose, just 25 first doses were given out - 16 to those aged 70-74, four to those aged 75-79 and five to those aged 80 and over.

A total of 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose in Peterborough

More than 19,000 people aged 80 and over in Cambridgeshire have had two doses, and more than 17,000 people aged under 50 have received two doses.

There was expected to be a reduction in the number of first doses given out in April, as the focus switched to making sure people received their second dose, as a result in a lower supply of vaccines across the country.