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Latest coronavirus figures for South Kesteven and Rutland

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Covid cases in the area have remained high this week as the extension to the booster jab programme is launched.

Rutland’s seven-day infection rate stands far above the national average at 657 cases per 100,000 people compared with 439 nationally.

In the past week, 276 people in the county have tested positive for Covid-19.

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This brings the total of Rutland cases during the pandemic to 5,072.

A further death within 28 days of a positive test has been recorded.

The latest fatality bring the number of people who have died in the district to 69 in Rutland.

In the county, Oakham West, Langham and Whissendine has the highest infection rate standing at 1,094 cases per every 100,000 people.

In South Kesteven, the infection rate also remains above the national average at 547 cases per every 100,000 people.

In the district, 766 cases were confirmed in the past week bringing the total to 20,119.

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 298.

Across the country 50,994,257 people have received their first dose, 46,399,306 are doubled jabbed and 18,608,124 have had their booster.

It comes as the Government announced an extension to the booster jab programme, meaning all those over 18 will be eligible.

It also re-introduced mandatory face coverings in shops and public transport from Tuesday, amid concern over a new variant called Omicron.

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