Two more coronavirus cases confirmed in the borough of Scarborough, bringing the total to 566

Two more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Scarborough over the weekend.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 9:16 am
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 9:18 am

Figures from the government now show that four new cases have been recorded in the borough in the last eight days

The data includes tests carried out in hospitals and also Pillar 2 tests, which is anyone tested at one of the mobile sites in the borough or sent a test to take at home.

The total number of confirmed cases in Scarborough since the start of the pandemic now stands at 566

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It means Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate remains 0.3, its highest level since late June, the last time the borough had more than one confirmed case in a seven day period.

Meanwhile, the mobile coronavirus testing service will be back in Scarborough and Whitby again this week for anyone showing symptoms to get tested.

The drive-through facility will set up at the Seamer Road park and ride site in Scarborough on Wednesday.

The following day it will be at Whitby’s park and ride facility on Guisborough Road.

It is being organised by the Department of Health and Social Care who have warned people to not just turn up but make an appointment first.

There are two ways to do this depending on which testing group you are part of.

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 don’t have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the new 119 service to book.

Key workers and members of their household should register for a test on the government website.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers from 8pm tomorrow night for the Scarborough site and from 8pm on Wednesday for Whitby.

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