Another case of coronavirus confirmed in the borough; testing returns this week to Scarborough and Whitby

One more coronavirus case has been confirmed in Scarborough over the weekend.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 10:50 am
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 10:54 am

The latest case, which brings the borough’s total since the start of the pandemic to 569, was added on Saturday but was actually recorded as having taken place earlier in the week on Wednesday.

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.

It means Scarborough’s seven-day infection rate has fallen back to 0.1, its lowest level since August 5.

Testing in Scarborough

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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