Another 38 cases take Scarborough borough Covid figures past 4,500 mark

A further 38 new cases have been added to Scarborough’s coronavirus figures in the last 24 hours.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 10:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:01 am

The new cases brings the borough’s total since the start of the pandemic to 4,517.

Scarborough’s seven day infection rate per 100,000 people has once again dropped slightly from 302 yesterday to 281 today, though that remains more than double the rate of infection the borough was seeing before Christmas.

The average infection rate across North Yorkshire stands at 401 cases per 100,000 people.

Scarborough borough's infection rate has slightly decreased again.

Mobile testing sites will be in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this week for people with coronavirus symptoms to get tested.

To find your nearest test location visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test

Scarborough’s walk-in coronavirus testing site at William Street Coach Park is 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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