Coronavirus rate in Scarborough continues to rise but remains lowest in North Yorkshire

Coronavirus rates in Scarborough are continuing to rise, after the borough hit its highest rate since April.

More new cases are being recorded across North Yorkshire every day, as the average rate for Scarborough has increased from 22 per 100,000 people yesterday, to 25 today.

It equals the borough’s highest rate since April 4.

Selby has the highest rate in North Yorkshire at 144, ahead of Craven on 116.

The testing site at William Street Coach Park in Scarborough. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter
The testing site at William Street Coach Park in Scarborough. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

North Yorkshire as a whole has an average rate of 76, up five on yesterday while the rate for England as whole is 97.

Meanwhile, figures from Public Health England show that 68 per cent of Scarborough’s population has now had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, almost 65,000 residents.

More than 83 per cent of residents have had at least one jab.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this week for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

To see the locations and to book a test, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-testWilliam Street Coach Park, in Scarborough, is also still offering testing seven days a week, from 8am until 8pm.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test