Further 18 coronavirus cases in Scarborough borough in last 24 hours

Scarborough has once again seen another jump in the number of Covid-19 infections.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 5:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 5:26 pm
Scarborough has once again seen another jump in the number of Covid-19 infections.
Scarborough has once again seen another jump in the number of Covid-19 infections.

A further 18 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the borough in the last 24 hours, following 14 yesterday.

The new cases bring the borough’s total since the start of the pandemic to 847.

The borough’s seven-day rolling average of cases now stands at 14.6, its highest level since May 9.

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Today, it was confirmed that the York Teaching Hospital Foundation NHS Trust, which runs Scarborough and York hospitals, had recorded its first Covid-related death since June 18.

Also, Scalby School in Scarborough has told its Year 10 students to isolate for 14 days after a pupil in the year group tested positive for coronavirus.

The rest of the school’s age groups are not affected.

The mobile coronavirus testing facility will be in Scarborough at the Seamer Road park and ride site tomorrow.

The testing has been organised by the Department of Health and Social Care which has warned people to not just turn up but make an appointment first.

There are two ways to do this depending on which testing group you are part of.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website.

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 also be booked here from 8pm tonight.

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