Latest coronavirus figures in South Kesteven and Rutland
Covid cases in Rutland are at their highest point in the pandemic having more than doubled in the past fortnight.
Rutland’s seven-day infection rate now stands far above the national average at 645 cases per every 100,000 people compared with 431 nationally. It reached its highest number over the weekend at 662 cases per every 100,000 people.
In the past week, 264 people in the county have tested positive for Covid-19. This brings the total of Rutland cases during the pandemic to 4,796.
No new deaths within 28 days of a positive test have been recorded in Rutland for a month, with the total standing at 68.
In the county, Oakham West, Langham and Whissendine has the highest infection rate standing at 808 cases per every 100,000 people.
In South Kesteven, the infection rate also remains above the national average at 539 cases per every 100,000 people. In the district, 815 cases were confirmed in the past week bringing the total to 19,353.
Morton and Billingborough has the highest number of cases with 72 recorded in the seven days up to November 19.
This week, another person in South Kesteven has died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, bringing the total fatalities to 297.