Scarborough borough's infection is falling again, as residents face Tier 2 restrictions from today

Scarborough borough’s Covid-19 infection is once again falling after a slight rise earlier in the week.

By Sarah Fitton
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 8:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 8:48 am

After 15 cases were added yesterday the borough’s seven-day infection rate is now 128 cases per 100,000 people, down from 147 yesterday, which had been a slight increase on Monday’s figure of 146.

Over the last seven days, the borough averaged 20 cases a day.

It means that Scarborough’s infection rate remains below the average for England, which is now 154 and has once again fallen behind Selby, which now has the highest rate in North Yorkshire at 135.

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Scarborough is now level with Craven, which also has a rate of 128. The average for North Yorkshire is now 107.

The borough’s overall total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now 2,890.

The borough, along with the rest of North Yorkshire and York, is now in the Tier 2 High Alert restrictions which limit household mixing and only allow pubs and restaurants to serve alcohol with a “substantial” meal.

Today, a mobile testing facility is at Scarborough’s Seamer Road park and ride site.

Scarborough’s walk-in coronavirus testing site at William Street Coach Park is also offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.

Appointments must be booked in advance.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

People who do not have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the 119 service to book.

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