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Latest coronavirus figures for South Kesteven and Rutland

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Covid figures in the area have jumped up again, as they rise above the national rate.

In the past week, 701 people in South Kesteven have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total cases to 18,538 in South Kesteven. The first cases were recorded in early 2020.

During this time period, the seven-day infection rate has significantly increased going from 370 cases per every 100,000 people on Wednesday last week (November 10) to 509 today (November 17).

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Throughout the seven-day period ending on November 4, there were 115 coronavirus cases logged as affecting people living in Stamford, 62 in Market Deeping and 94 in Bourne.

The highest infection rate in South Kesteven is Market Deeping, standing at 893 cases per every 100,000 people.

A further death has also been recorded in the district bringing the total of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test to 296.

In Rutland covid cases are also on the rise.

The seven-day infection rate for the county stands at 469 cases per every 100,000 people, compared with 387 nationally.

In the past week, 222 new cases have been confirmed bringing the total of people who have tested positive in Rutland throughout the pandemic to 4,523.

Within the county, the area of Ketton, Ryhall and Luffenham has the highest infection rate with 54 new cases.

No new deaths within 28 days of a positive test have been recorded in the county for almost a month.

Across the country 110,206,709 vaccinations have been given with 80.1 per cent of aged 12 and over double jabbed and 23.5 per cent who have had their booster.

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