Scarborough borough's infection rate rises slightly and is still the highest in county, but below national average

Scarborough borough’s Covid-19 infection has risen slightly after 10 more cases were added to the borough’s total in the last 24 hours.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 9:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 9:14 am

The borough’s seven-day infection rate is now 147 cases per 100,000 people, up one on yesterday but down from 330 last week and 570 two weeks ago.

Over the last seven days, the borough averaged 23 cases a day.

It means that Scarborough’s infection rate remains below the average for England, which is now 156, but the borough once again has the highest rate in North Yorkshire after Selby’s figure dropped to 142.

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The borough’s overall total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now 2,875.

Tomorrow, the borough, along with the rest of North Yorkshire and York, will be placed into 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 will be at Filey Country Park before visiting Scarborough’s Seamer Road park and ride site tomorrow.

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.