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Coronavirus cases remain low in Rutland and South Kesteven




The latest coronavirus figures show that cases are continuing to remain low, despite being a few weeks since the easing of some restrictions.

In the past week, the national seven-day infection rate has stayed relatively the same, neither going significantly up or down.

Figures released by Public Health England yesterday (April 28), show that in South Kesteven the infection rate has dropped to lower than the national average standing at 16.1 compared with 24.8 across the country.

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A total of 23 new cases have been recorded in the district in the past week, with a total of 7,534 people testing positive since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Government’s interactive map shows that in Stamford and Bourne, there were three cases or fewer, and in Market Deeping three new cases have been recorded.

No new deaths in the district have been recorded in more than two weeks.

In Rutland, 11 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week bringing the total cases from 1,649 to 1,660.

One further death has been recorded, the first in the county for more than a month.

The figures do not include anyone who has caught the virus and self-diagnosed.



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