Sidmouth 'one of best' for vaccination coverage

Sidmouth is one of the best parts of the country for getting a covid-19 vaccination

Sidmouth is one of the best parts of the country for getting a covid-19 vaccination - Credit: Tumisu

Sidmouth has emerged as the second best place in England for receiving coronavirus vaccinations.

The Mail Online published figures last week revealing the percentage of populations that had received the first jab across towns, cities and districts. Sidmouth – where 57.3 percent of the whole population was reported to have had a first dose of vaccine – came second only to Yarmouth & Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, where the Mail Online calculated 57.5 percent of all residents had been given their first jab.

The numbers are based on the Mail Online’s own analysis of NHS England statistics recorded up to February 21 alongside Office for National Statistics population estimates.

Sidmouth Sidford has vaccinated 46.86 per cent of its residents, according to the same research.

The analysis suggested that the worst performing areas were urban areas. Some 77 districts had vaccinated fewer than 10 percent of residents, the data suggested. Urban areas in northern cities performed worst, with Cathedral and Kelham in Sheffield jabbing just 3.19 percent of all its 21,171 residents. It was followed by University North and Whitworth Street in Manchester (4.8 percent), Arboretum, Forest and Trent University in Nottingham (4.82 percent) and Leeds City Centre (5.19 percent).

A more recent report indicated that across Devon as a whole, just under 40 percent had had their first jab, with just over 99 percent of those over 70 having received the first dose.

There have been more than 4.1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 123,000 people have died, government figures show. 

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However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

By March 3, more than 20 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

The number of daily infections in the UK continues to decline, with strict lockdown measures still in place across the country.

A further 6,391 confirmed cases across the UK were announced by the government on Tuesday, March 2. This represented a decline of 25 percent on the previous Tuesday’s figure of 8,489 new cases.

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