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Covid-19: Health boss praises Harlow for progress as infections continue to drop

Covid-19 / Thu 1st Apr 2021 at 07:50am

AS we enter April, 2021, we thought we would focus on the progress Harlow has made in relation to Covid-19.

As always our thoughts are with the 534 people who died at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow.

We have come a long way since January 9th, when Harlow had 1327 cases. An infection rate of 1454.1 per 100,000.

There was 204 in-patients at PAH ands they were using in excess of ten wards.

Our town was placed third out of 315 local authorities.

This reporter remembers thinking: “What if this isn’t the worst day but the shape of things to come?”

However, it looks like it was the worst day.

Three months on, we now have 35 cases. We are 167th out of 315 local authorities.

We have also had 32,253 residents vaccinated.

We took this opportunity, to interview Dr Mike Gogarty, Director, Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities at Essex County Council to assess Harlow’s progress and his advice for all our residents as we follow the route map out of the pandemic.

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