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274 Coronavirus Cases in Scarborough Borough

274 Coronavirus Cases in Scarborough Borough

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 4:03pm 11th May 2020.

New figures from the government show that there have been 274 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Scarborough borough.

The data, which was for the period up until yesterday (Sunday) shows the borough with a rate of cases of 252.0 per 100,000 people.

The rate is calculated by taking the count for each area, dividing by the total population and then multiplying it by 100,000.

That puts Scarborough above the rate for North Yorkshire as a whole, which stands at 190.9 (1,173 cases) and the 223.7 rate for Yorkshire and the Humber (12,258 cases).

It also puts Scarborough above the rate for England which currently stands at 242.9 (135,982 cases).

Scarborough’s rate is significantly lower than nearby Middlesbrough, 444.0 (624) cases, and just below Redcar and Cleveland, 267.7 (366 cases)

The Government says the rate of confirmed cases is a better indicator of the spread of the virus than the actual number of cases but is not perfect.

It states:

“The rates are easier to compare than the raw counts, but they do not take into account other factors that may affect the numbers of cases, such as the age of the population or the amount of testing carried out.”

The data only supplies the number of confirmed cases not the number of deaths in each region. As of Saturday (9th) 62 people had died from the virus at Scarborough Hospital.




There are 2 comments on this page.

zara, on 12th May 2020 8:18am
Once again, died from the virus or with the virus? So once again make the stats say what you want, North Yorkshire is a VERY large area with only a few largish towns and Scarborough is one of them with a very concentrated population. Anyone with any sense would expect it to be higher here.
Jon Partridge, on 12th May 2020 9:22am
How many current active cases?? Not how many in total since day one.

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