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R-rate in Rutland is above national average

Rutland's seven-day coronavirus infection rate has risen to double the national average.

Two weeks ago the county had the highest R-rate in the country following an outbreak at Stocken Prison in Stretton.

While last week the infection rate dropped and became in line with the national average, it has now risen to 237.9 in every 100,000 people compared with 119 nationally.

Coronavirus cases
Coronavirus cases

In the past week, 98 new cases have been confirmed in the county bringing the total up to 1,502 since the beginning of the pandemic.

This means about four per cent of people in Rutland had, or currently have, coronavirus.

The figures, which were released by Public Health England on Tuesday afternoon (February 23), do not include anyone who caught the virus and self-diagnosed.

Six more deaths as a result of Covid-19 have also been recorded in Rutland during the seven day period.

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