Scarborough Coronavirus: Borough's infection rate triples as cases surge

Scarborough’s coronavirus rate has tripled in less than a week following more than 70 new cases being recorded over the weekend.

The borough had been averaging 29 positive tests a week last week but in the last seven days 102 new cases have been recorded.

On Saturday and Sunday alone 39 and 32 new cases respectively were reported in the borough.

Scarborough’s seven day rate per 100,000 had been the lowest in the county on Friday at 36, and as low as 26 during the week, but it has now rocketed up to 94, its highest level since early February.

Scarborough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 now stands at 94.
Scarborough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 now stands at 94.

Richmondshire now has the highest rate in North Yorkshire at 169 and Ryedale has the lowest at 58.

The rate for England as a whole is 136 while North Yorkshire’s average is up to 123 from 93 on Friday.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this week 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 www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.