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Covid-19 cases confirmed in South Kesteven and Rutland




Covid-19 cases are continuing to be confirmed in the area.

Figures released by Public Health England this afternoon (Wednesday, May 5), show that in the past week 34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in South Kesteven.

Throughout the pandemic, 7,567 confirmed cases have been recorded in the district, which equates to about 5.4 per cent of the population.

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

The seven-day infection rate in South Kesteven currently stands at 23.9 - similar to national average of 22.3 - having gone down significantly since the beginning of the year when it reached the peak of 450.1.

In Rutland, the infection rate continues to remain low as it stands at 27.6 per every 100,000 people, with nine confirmed cases in the past week.

Since the beginning of last year, four in every 100 people living in Rutland have tested positive for the virus with 1,669 confirmed cases.

Thankfully, no new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test have been recorded in South Kesteven or Rutland.

The figures don’t include those who have caught the virus and self-diagnosed.

The next stage of lockdown restrictions easing is set to be on May 17 with mixing of different households allowed indoors, inside hospitality, hotels and children's play areas reopening, and organised indoor sport permitted to resume.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce next week if this will go ahead as planned.



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