Latest coronavirus figures for Scarborough borough as infection rate dips slightly

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped to the second lowest in North Yorkshire.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 8th January 2021, 9:12 am
Updated Friday, 8th January 2021, 9:14 am

Despite the borough averaging 59 cases every a day over a seven day period, its seven day infection rate per 100,000 people has fallen to 380 having stood at 391 yesterday.

Scarborough’s infection rate remains below the average for England which is 608 and also the average for North Yorkshire which is 444.

Only Ryedale in the county has a lower infection rate than Scarborough at 329.

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Scarborough borough now has the second lowest infection rate in the county.

Richmondshire and Craven now have rates above 500 while the average for England now stands at 636.

Overnight, 66 new cases were added to the borough’s total.

Mobile testing sites will be in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey at different times during the week for people with coronavirus symptoms to get tested.

To find your nearest test location visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test.

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

Appointments for all sites must be booked in advance.

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.