Covid infection rates in Scarborough still rising

MPs are meeting today to discuss imposing tougher coronavirus restrictions in some areas of the country - and Scarborough's infection rates are still rising.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 10:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 10:22 am

Latest figures show the borough's seven-day infection rate is up again, to 259.3 per 100,000.

The national average for the country has also risen, now standing at 304.2 per 100,000.

There have so far been 3,567 confirmed cases of the disease in the Scarborough district since the pandemic began.

Covid signs in Scarborough town centre.

Ministers are meeting today to discuss whether to move more areas into higher tiers amid growing concern over spreading of a new variant of Covid-19.

The talks may mean areas surrounding parts of the South and South East that were placed in Tier 4 at the weekend could also be in the harshest restrictions from Boxing Day.

There has also been speculation that some Tier 2 areas could be moved into Tier 3.

Council chiefs have been warning that Scarborough residents could find themselves in Tier 3 if infection rates continue to rise at a rapid rate.

A Government announcement is expected later today.