As the UK prepares for the return to normality after a long road out of lockdown, government data from the public health authority reveals the promising news that Three Rivers is nearly COVID free, as infection rates continue to drop each week.
The data showed that in the week of March 18, Three Rivers recorded just 27 cases, a rate per 100,000 population of 28.9.
In Three Rivers there were also zero deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 21 March 2021.
Sarah Nelmes, Leader of the council said: “Thanks to the residents of Three Rivers who have been so good at sticking to the rules and to the really excellent efforts made by our local GP surgeries for getting the vaccine into arms, infection rates in Three Rivers are really showing improvements week on week.
“We cannot become complacent; we need to stick to the roadmap out of lockdown but, if we all stick together, I think we are getting to that brighter place.”
There have been significant reductions in the number of COVID cases throughout Hertfordshire, with every district in the county seeing an infection rate of under 100 cases per 100,000 population.
Nationally, over 27 million people have now received the first dose of the vaccine, and 2.2 million have received the second jab.
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