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Covid-19 cases down in Bradford but vaccines lags behind national average

Covid-19 cases in Bradford are down almost 20% but the district lags behind the national average of vaccine uptake.

After a sharp increase in December, daily confirmed cases fell during the first half of January and are now showing signs of levelling off.

Yesterday, there were 96,871 confirmed cases across England. Covid-19 cases in Bradford are down but vaccine uptake is below the national average.

Bradford District is ranked 20th nationally in terms of areas with the highest infection rates.

In the last 7 days, 5,708 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 740 people testing positive yesterday. It sounds a lot, but the numbers are down by 18.4%, or 1,285 fewer cases this week than the previous week, a win for the people in Bradford.

There were five deaths due to the coronavirus reported yesterday, with a total of 26 people with Covid-19 on their death certificates in the past seven days, up to Thursday 27 January. This is an increase of 62.5% in the past seven days.

on 23 January – the latest statistics available – 20 people were admitted in Bradford Teaching Hospitals with Covid-19, with 119 people admitted in the seven days leading up, down 2.5%.

The most recent data suggests that the R Rate is between 0.8 to 1.2.  This suggests that the total number of infections is stable and or shrinking.

Almost three quarters (74.8%) of the population in Bradford have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with 67.7% of people have received their second dose.

Just under 45.7% of the population have received their third or booster dose. This is compared to around 64.5% of people nationally receiving their booster or third jab.

90.9% of people aged twelve and over have received their first Covid-19 jab and 84% of people in the UK have received their second.

Researchers from the Imperial College London has found that nationally, rates are falling among adults, but are growing in children.

Two-thirds of recent cases were also among those who said they had previously caught Covid, although scientists cautioned that it was hard to determine whether these were true reinfections or a result of people still testing positive from lingering infections.

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