The latest Nottinghamshire infection rates as vaccinations begin today

As the NHS begins to administer COVID-19 vaccines for the first time today, these are the latest infection rates for the local authorities in Mansfield, Ashfield and Worksop.

By Lloyd Bent
Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 11:59 am

The latest infection rate in Mansfield is 126.2 per 100,000 people for the week up to December 3. The week beforehand – the seven days up to November 26 – it was 161.9.

This reflects a decline in the number of new cases reported of 177 to 138 across those weeks.

Data for the most recent four days (December 4-7) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Vaccinations begin today.

In Ashfield the infection arte also declined. It was 198.6 in the week to November 26 (254 new cases) and fell to 129.0 (165 new cases) the week after.

However, in Bassetlaw, the infection rate increased across the same period.

The rate there was 210.3 in the week to November 26 (247 new cases) and rose to 255.4 (300 new cases) in the week to December 3.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust has been chosen as one of the 53 vaccination hubs, and will store and distribute the Pfizer vaccine to other trusts in Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding area.

The vaccine will first be given to those in priority groups. With age being a major factor, older people will get it first, including residents in care homes.

Health and social care workers will also be treated as priority, and then vulnerable adults will be vaccinated.

You can see the full priority list on the Government website.