Scarborough borough averaging 10 new Covid cases a day, as lockdown easing set to be announced

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate has risen slightly ahead of the route out of lockdown being published.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 18th February 2021, 9:10 am

The borough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people has gone up to 62 since yesterday, a jump of two.

Scarborough is now averaging 10 new cases every day, compared to 17 last week.

The average infection rate for England stands at 132 while in North Yorkshire as a whole it has now dropped to 90.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

l

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce his roadmap out of lockdown.

North Yorkshire County Council chief executive Richard Flinton has said that the authority is ready for the scheduled return of schools on March 8.

In a newsletter to residents he said: “Like you, we await the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday regarding how we will move as a nation, out of the lockdown.

“We are confident our schools will be ready to reopen and we will support them to do so at the appropriate time.

“I would like to pay tribute now to our head teachers, teaching staff, support staff, parents, pupils and governors for everything they have done so far during this pandemic to support learning and stay connected.”

Mobile testing facilities are available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this weekend for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

To see the locations and to book a test visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test

William Street Coach Park in Scarborough is still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

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