Covid-19 case rates and vaccine rollout for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire

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Corby in Northamptonshire has the highest Covid-19 rate in England, according to the latest figures

There have been more than 4.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and nearly 130,000 people have died, government figures show.

However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 and other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher.

Two households or groups of up to six people are now able to meet outside in England again as the stay-at-home Covid restrictions order comes to an end.

The prime minister said four conditions must be met at each phase of lockdown easing - including the vaccine programme continuing to go to plan and infection rates not risking a surge in hospital admissions.

Vaccination rollout

The proportion of over-50s who have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine was more than 80% in almost all of the region's local authority areas.

Below is a table showing the percentage of over-50s who have had their first dose up to 28 March.

The percentages are calculated using vaccine data from NHS England and estimated population figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Percentage receiving the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine up to 28 March. by local authority (LA) and age group.  Percentages based on estimated population data.

Case rates

According to the latest infection rate figures, in the week to 28 March, Corby in Northamptonshire had the highest case rate for any district in England with 227.1 cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 15% increase on the previous week, with Kettering the only other district in Northamptonshire to see a rise.

Luton had a 14% week-on-week fall in case rates to 116.4 per 100,000 people, the 14th-highest in England.

In Buckinghamshire, only Milton Keynes had a rise in case rates, while Central Bedfordshire, Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire also had rises.

In Hertfordshire, there were week-on-week rises in case rates in North Hertfordshire and Watford.

Below is a table showing the rate of cases by council district in the week to 28 March, and the figure at the same point a week before.

Covid-19 rates in the BBC East region. by council district.  .

Below shows how many people tested positive for coronavirus in the week to 28 March per county, and the figure for the previous week.

Covid-19 cases in the BBC East region. by county.  .

The table below shows how many people have died with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Total  deaths since start of pandemic. by county.  Figures are for people who died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test. Data measured from 29 February 2020 to 1 April 2021.

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