Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate remains low as warning given to residents

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in North Yorkshire following another slight drop overnight.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 10:38 am

The borough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 people is now 56, down one on yesterday.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Scarborough Hospital has fallen to 14, down four on last week.

At a meeting of the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum yesterday Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham of North Yorkshire Police warned residents that the current “stay at home” order remains in place until March 29.

The borough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 56.

Her message came as 192 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Covid regulations were issued in the last week, the most in the third lockdown so far, with 67 of them coming in Scarborough.

Chief Inspector Bloxham added: “It is really important that we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves at the moment and through irresponsible actions jeopardise the progress we have been making.

“Until [March 29] the current lockdown restrictions will stay in place and we will continue to police them and take enforcement action against any breaches.”

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 still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.