Another jump in Scarborough's Covid infection rate as 22 more positive cases recorded

Twenty-two new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Scarborough borough over the last 24 hours as the borough’s infection rate jumps again.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 10:20 am

The new infections took the borough’s total since the start of the pandemic to 976.

Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate has jumped up once more to 93.8 per 100,000 people.

The borough, which was placed on Public Health England’s coronavirus Area of Concern list a month ago has the second-lowest rate in North Yorkshire and remains well below the average for England which stands at 156.

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The borough has had 102 new cases in the last seven days compared to 249 in Harrogate.

Yesterday, North Yorkshire was put into the Medium Tier 1 restrictions, the lightest possible level.

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