Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate drops below national and North Yorkshire average

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped to one of the lowest in North Yorkshire less than a week after being the worst in the county.

The borough’s rate per 100,000 people now stands at 16, which is the third lowest rate behind Ryedale and Richmondshire.

Last week, the borough had the highest rate out of the seven districts when its total shot up to 26.

Scarborough’s rate has dropped back below the averages for North Yorkshire and England which stand at 23 and 44 respectively.

The borough’s rate per 100,000 people now stands at 16.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this week 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 also still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

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