Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate rises slightly as figures 'fluctuate'

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate has risen slightly once again.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 9:42 am

The borough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 25, up four on yesterday.

It means that the rate has crept back above the national average for England, which has fallen to 24.

Yesterday, residents were told that infection rates were likely to fluctuate as the cases numbers dropped.

The borough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 25

Speaking at a meeting of the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum Richard Webb, North Yorkshire County Council’s director of Health and Adult Services, said: “As you will see from the figures there is quite a lot of fluctuation they are changing quite a bit from day to day, partly because the numbers are much smaller so any increase in cases begin to almost have a disproportionate impact.”

Mobile testing facilities will be 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 also still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

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