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Latest Covid-19 figures for Rutland and South Kesteven

The R-rates in Rutland and South Kesteven remain above the national average.

In the past week, 193 people have tested positive for coronavirus in South Kesteven.

Only 10 new cases relate to people living in Stamford with 13 new cases in Bourne and 16 in Market Deeping.

Covid-19 cases in the area. Photo: gov.uk
Covid-19 cases in the area. Photo: gov.uk

In the past week, six deaths within 28 days of a positive test have been recorded in South Kesteven with a total of 250 people having died in the district from Covid.

Rutland's seven-day coronavirus infection rate has now 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 240.4 in every 100,000 people compared with 116.4 nationally.

In the past week, 78 new cases have been confirmed in the county bringing the total up to 1,509 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 yesterday afternoon (February 24), do not include anyone who caught the virus and self-diagnosed.

The Government's interactive map shows that the parts of the county with the highest R-rates are Oakham West, Langham and Whissendine, and Market Overton, Cottesmore and Empingham - which covers a number of villages including Stretton.

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

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