Bassetlaw infection rate edges closer to national average as cases drop

The Bassetlaw infection rate is nearing the national average after dropping dramatically over the last few weeks.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 10:49 am

The latest figures from Public Health England show that the current rate in Bassetlaw is 46 cases per 100,000 people. The national average currently stands at 38.

It comes after the district’s infection rate was found to be nearly triple the national average in previous weeks.

This prompted the county’s director of Public Health Mr Jonathan Gribbin to urge residents to keep following coronavirus prevention measures.

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Photo by ANDY STENNING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The figures also reveal that just two cases were recorded in the district in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, they show one person died with coronavirus on April 2. So far, 222 Bassetlaw residents have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Across the county, Mansfield has seen a worrying increase in its infection rate which stands at 110.1.

The overall infection rate for Nottinghamshire is 48.9 cases per 100,000 people.

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