Scarborough's Covid infection rate higher than national average again

Scarborough’s Covid-19 infection rate is once again higher than the national average.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 7th December 2020, 10:50 am

The borough’s seven-day infection rate is now 163 cases per 100,000 people, up from 134 on Friday.

Over the last seven days, the borough averaged 25 new cases a day.

It means that Scarborough’s is now once again above the average for England, which stands at 148.

Scarborough borough Covid rate is now higher than the national average again.

The average rate for North Yorkshire is 105 and Craven has the second-highest figure at 138.

Over the weekend, the borough passed more than 3,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with the current total now 3,044 infections in Scarborough.

Today, a mobile testing facility will be at Whitby’s Marina Car Park for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

Tomorrow, testing will be is available at Filey County Park in Filey and at Scarborough’s Seamer Road park and ride site on Wednesday.

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 for all sites must be booked in advance.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website.

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 here.

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