New Covid-19 case means Scarborough borough has its highest infection rate since late June

A new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Scarborough for the second time in the last seven days.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 14th August 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 4:36 pm

Figures from the government, released today, show that a positive test was recorded on Monday following an earlier case on Saturday August 8.

The data includes tests carried out in hospitals and also Pillar 2 tests, which is anyone tested at one of the mobile sites in the borough or sent a test to take at home.

Previously, the last case in the borough was on July 29 and before that July 3.

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The total number of confirmed cases in Scarborough since the start of the pandemic now stands at 564.

It means Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate has now risen to 0.3, its highest level since late June, the last time the borough had more than one confirmed case in a seven day period.

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