Harrogate District Hospital has recorded another death from a patient who tested positive for coronavirus.
The hospital reported the death on Tuesday, according to NHS England figures. It takes the covid-related death toll at the hospital to 205.
Today’s figures from the UK Health Security Agency show that another 326 infections have been recorded in the Harrogate district.
Meanwhile, government figures show that the district’s seven-day covid average is 1,487 per 100,000 people, down on yesterday’s figure of 1,527.
It remains below both the county average, which is 1,475, and the England rate is also 1,475.
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The data also shows that 105,412 booster or third jabs have been given in the Harrogate district, as of today.
Today, health bosses in North Yorkshire have sought to address fears from people who are hesitant to get the vaccine, in particular pregnant women.
Dr Cath Dixon, executive chair and clinical lead of the Yorkshire Health Network a Federation of the 17 GP practices in the Harrogate district, said:
“Getting a covid vaccine is one of the most important things a pregnant woman can do this year to keep herself and her baby as safe from this virus as possible.
“There is now extensive evidence to show that the vaccines are safe and that the risks posed by covid to mum and baby are far greater. If any mums-to-be are having doubts about vaccination, I would urge them to talk to their midwife or doctor.”
Meanwhile, Knaresborough covid vaccination centre, based at Chain Lane Community Hub, administered its 125,000th jab today.
Officials at the centre reported that 40,000 of its vaccines which were given in November and December alone.