Scarborough borough's coronavirus infection rate remains low as council boss urges vigilance ahead of Euro 2020

Scarborough’s coronavirus rate remains at a low level as other North Yorkshire districts continue to see sharp rises in the number of cases.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:39 am

The borough’s seven day rate per 100,000 is at 14 for the second day running, the second lowest rate in the county behind Ryedale.

Every other district in the county, aside from Hambleton, have seen rates rise once more in the last 24 hours, as the average rate in the county goes from 28 to 32. The average for England stands at 54.

Selby once again has the highest rate in the county as its level has now hit 67.

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The borough’s seven day rate per 100,000 is at 14 for the second day running.

In an email to residents last night, North Yorkshire County Council’s chief executive, Richard Flinton, urged people to continue to guard against the virus with the Euro 2020 football tournament kicking off tomorrow.

He wrote: “We are asking people to remain vigilant and continue to remember hands, face, space and fresh air as Covid infection rates increase across the county.

“Although North Yorkshire’s rate is still well below the English average, numbers are rising as the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid continues to push up cases.

“So we must all remain cautious, meet people outside where we can and avoid large crowds.

“Mindful of the upcoming Euros – let’s all be careful that we watch them in a Covid-safe way. And with a heat wave on the way this weekend let’s remember to use our sun cream, too, and remain safe in the sun.”