Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate rises to highest in the county

Scarborough’s coronavirus infection rate is now the highest in North Yorkshire after another rise in cases.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:40 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:44 am

Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 50, up three on yesterday.

It now means that the borough, along with Selby, has the highest rate of anywhere in the county, almost five times of that in Harrogate, which currently has North Yorkshire’s lowest figure.

The borough’s rate remains is now close to double the average for North Yorkshire and also stands above the average for England as whole.

Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people now stands at 50.

One month ago Scarborough’s infection rate had dropped as low as 20 when it had the lowest figures in the county but has climbed steadily ever since.

Yesterday, it was also confirmed that the number of Covid-19 patients in Scarborough Hospital had continued to rise with 12 people now in beds on the site, an increase of four on last week.

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.