This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Between 13 May 2021 and 19 May 2021, 21 people had a confirmed positive test result in Cambridge. There were 4 cases in Petersfield from 8 to 15 May. In Cambridge 3 deaths were recorded within 28 days of a positive test. Between the 9 and 16 May, the number of hospital admissions (CUH) for Covid-19 was 1.
Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart. 62,529 people had been given a first dose by the end of 18 May. 32,272 people had been given a second dose by the end of 18 May.
At the end of every day, vaccine teams report there may be a very small number of doses, typically fewer than ten, which have not been used due to the non-attendance of those booked for vaccination. They cannot be re-sealed or re-frozen in the case of the Pfizer vaccine. Wasting the vaccine is not acceptable and vaccination centres have been encouraged to use leftover doses to vaccinate people available at very short notice, focusing on those in priority groups, including health and social care workers, wherever possible.