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Only One New Coronavirus Case In Scarborough Borough

Only One New Coronavirus Case In Scarborough Borough

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 4:09pm 10th July 2020.

Just one new coronavirus case has been confirmed in the Scarborough borough in the last week.

Figures from the government show that one positive test was recorded on July 3, since then there have been no new infections.

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.

Before July 3, the last confirmed case in Scarborough was on June 23. The total number of confirmed cases in Scarborough since the start of the pandemic now stands at 561.

The historical data also shows that the spike in cases in the borough came on April 26 when 32 new cases were recorded in one day. At that time Scarborough was averaging 13 new cases a week.

The first confirmed case in the borough came on March 13, 10 days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures. By the time lockdown came into effect, the borough had a total of 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the borough stands at 68, according to the Government data.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has not recorded any coronavirus-related deaths at either of its hospitals, in Scarborough and York, for more than two weeks.

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