Scarborough borough's infection rate dropping daily but still above national average

Scarborough borough’s infection rate remains above the national average as residents are set to find out what restrictions they will be living under when lockdown ends next week.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 9:03 am
Updated Thursday, 26th November 2020, 9:30 am

The Government is due to announce some time after 11.30am today what Tiers each area will be placed in on December 2.

Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people is now 280, down from 296 yesterday after 28 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Two weeks ago Scarborough’s infection rate stood at 611, the second-highest in England.

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Despite its rapid fall, Scarborough’s infection rate remains above the average for England, which is now 201.

The decision on what tier an area will be placed into will take into account a number of factors including the infection rate, hospital admissions and capacity and the spread of the virus among different age groups.

Today, a mobile testing facility will be at Whitby’s Marina Car Park and 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.