West Lancashire Coronavirus Report

The Ormskirk & Southport NHS Trust hospitals report 12 new people had a confirmed positive test result notified on 25th March 2021.

Between 19th March 2021 and 25th March 2021, 76 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 4.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were no deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 25th March 2021.

Between 19th March 2021 and 25th March 2021, there has been 1 death within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of 50% compared to the previous 7 days.

The number of people reported to have been vaccinated with the first dose in Aughton is 4,244(58.5% of people). Readers can identify their area by postcode in the Public Health England coronavirus website below.

Daily summary | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)

Vaccinations are to be paused for parts of the population from the end of the month. First doses of the vaccines for the general population aged 50 and under will be put on hold from April due to the impending vaccine shortages set to hit the United Kingdom.

The pausing of the programme is in order to guarantee second dose appointments can be guaranteed in the county, with more than more than 683,000 people having had the jab in the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS region.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health for Lancashire County Council, confirmed the pausing of the programme for first doses of Covid-19 vaccines across the county. But in stating this, he urged people to keep coming forward while appointments are available, with bookings still open until the end of March.

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