Heartbreaking figures reveal 111 have died with Covid in Rugby area - but our town's fight back with vaccinations continues

The new vaccination centre at Stoneleigh.The new vaccination centre at Stoneleigh.
The new vaccination centre at Stoneleigh.
Rugby's fight back against the virus is becoming more and more effective every day

A total of 111 people in the Rugby area died with Covid-19 as the main (underlying) cause from March to December last year - but our town’s fight back against the virus continues to work.

The figures, taken from the ONS, come as the UK this week reached the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.

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But Rugby’s fight back continues and, as of last week, the vaccination centre at Locke House had administered around 5,000 vaccines.

The Advertiser understands that almost all Rugbeians over the age of 80, and upwards of 90 per cent of care home staff, have now been vaccinated.

And on Friday, January 22, the mass vaccination centre at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park opened its doors to residents across the county.

People aged 75 and over are invited to book a slot at the centre, but if they cannot or do not want to travel, they can wait to be contacted for their jab to be administered locally.

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For more information about the Stoneleigh centre, visit www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/stoneleigh-vaccination-centre.

In another promising sign, Rugby’s infection rates are dropping. We saw the number of infections per 100,000 peak at over 500 - but as of today, Wednesday January 27, that figure was 340.6 cases per 100,000.