Covid infection rate continues to fall in Scarborough borough; here's the worst affected area

Scarborough recorded 49 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, new figures have revealed.

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:25 am
Updated Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:28 am

The borough’s infection rate per 100,000 population on a seven-day average now stands at 457 as of November 15, having reached more than 600 last week.

Scarborough’s rate remains ahead of every other North Yorkshire district and also the average for England, which is 263, but it has been falling steadily for the last six days.

Filey and Hunmaby remains the worst affected area currently, with 71 infections in the week leading up to November 13.

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The Esk Valley and Runswick Coast ward is next with 61, followed by Scarborough Central with 54.

The borough’s overall total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now 2.519.

Mobile testing sites will be visiting the borough this week.

It will be at Whitby’s park and ride site in Guisborough Road today and at Filey Country Park in Filey tomorrow.

Scarborough’s walk-in testing site at the William Street Coach Park is also open seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

People who do not have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the 119 service to book.

Tests can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.