A national vaccination hub at a car park in York will offer appointments for people who live within a 45 minute travel time of the city.
Calvin is a senior reporter at The Stray Ferret who has spent the last four years covering local government in Lincolnshire. He started his career at the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Telegraphs, before going on to become one of the first BBC Local Democracy Reporters in Lincolnshire. He was born and grew up in Halifax in West Yorkshire.
Public Health England figures show a further 77 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Harrogate district. The figures were delayed yesterday due to the processing of death data.
Superintendent Mike Walker, who leads the police response to covid in North Yorkshire, says there is less fear and compliance in this lockdown than the first. He says the force has tried to ‘put back that fear’ to make people understand the risks of flouting covid rules.
A total of 47 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus at the hospital.
Sue Cawthray, chief executive of Harrogate Neighbours, says nobody at its homes has had the vaccine yet and although she understands it is a mammoth task she is frustrated by the lack of progress so far.
The district’s seven-day rate of infection now stands at 411 people per 100,000. Earlier today, North Yorkshire Police pledged to come down harder on lockdown rule breakers.
It was also revealed today 107 fixed penalty notices have been issued in North Yorkshire since the start of the current lockdown — more than double the amount handed out in the first week of the first lockdown in March.
In more sad news, another Harrogate hospital covid patient has died. However, the district’s seven day rate of infection fell today after soaring for a month.
North Yorkshire County Council is set to forbid the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons on its own land amid concerns they harm animals and wildlife.
Two of the deaths were announced today. Another 50 infections were confirmed today for the Harrogate district, taking the seven-day rate of infection to 494 people per 100,000.
North Yorkshire health officials have reiterated a call for patience over the coronavirus vaccine as the programme is ramped up nationally. Meanwhile, a further 76 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Harrogate district today.