Rugby mayor welcomes news that number of residents over 60 with covid-19 plummets to two in the last week

Cllr Bill Lewis said the news was hugely encouraging, but urged Rugbeians to continue taking precautions

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Rugby's town hall.

Two Rugbeians over the age of 60 had confirmed cases of covid-19 in the past week, data shows.

Rugby mayor Cllr Bill Lewis made the announcement at the full council meeting on Tuesday (March 16).

He said: “This week the number of Covid-19 cases in the over 60s in Rugby has dropped to just two cases in the last week of confirmed data.

"This is hugely encouraging news and an indication that the Pfizer [and] AstraZeneca vaccines are safe, effective and making a difference in our borough.

“As business prepare to re-open in line with the Government’s roadmap, we can have hope that life may return to something like normal soon. Nevertheless, we must remain disciplined and continue to follow the rules, so that this encouraging trend can continue to.

“Let’s continue with hands, face, space and look forward to a brighter future soon.”

As of today, March 17, overall there were 82 positive cases in the borough over the past week, giving an infection rate of 75.3 per 100,000 – drastically lower than in recent months.

As of March 11, 36,455 Rugby residents had been given at least one dose of a vaccination – comprising 12,510 under the age of 60 and 23,945 over the age of 60.