Coronavirus Doncaster: Update by Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health – 4th June

This week has seen some significant milestones in our local Coronavirus response. Firstly, for the majority of the week our hospitals have reported 0 cases of COVID-19 being treated. We have also seen, for the first time this year, our case rates drop significantly below the national average, our current figures show our rates are 21.5 per 100,000 (from 23 to 29 May) compared to the England average of 32.5 per 100,000. Local COVID data

Our vaccination programme has also continued at a pace – with almost 75% of the eligible Doncaster population having received their 1st dose and just under 50% of Doncaster residents now being fully vaccinated.

This is all great news, and I want to thank all of you for continuing to make safe choices in how you enjoy the relaxations of restrictions. It has been great to see families enjoying half term activities across the borough (including at our newly opening Danum Gallery and Museum) while being sensible and thinking about hands, face, space and fresh air. I urge everyone to carry on, and let’s try and get our figures even lower ahead of the decisions due around 21st June and step 4 of the roadmap.

Please remember the best way to protect yourself and the rest of Doncaster, is to continue with your weekly testing regimes, isolating when you need and getting your vaccination as soon as you can. Visit the Doncaster Council Coronavirus Update website for more information on Drop In Vaccination Clinics,  more information on testing and Danum Library.

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