Bassetlaw infection rate rises again as national average drops
Coronavirus cases are on the up once again in Bassetlaw, with the district’s infection rate more than double that of the national average.
This week’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England showed that the current rate in Bassetlaw is 128 cases per 100,000 people.
That’s 150 infections, up by 12 compared to the previous week when the rate was 116.
The latest NHS data available (March 4-10) shows that Bassetlaw’s infection rate is therefore more than double the national average which currently stands at 48.
Retford East remains the worst affected area- it has seen a whopping 254.5 per cent per cent rise in cases after 39 were recorded there in the past week.
Cases are also increasing in Worksop Town and South, Carlton and Langold, Retford South and Ranskill, Everton and Gringley.
Meanwhile Worksop North, Kilton, Worksop West, Shireoaks and Rhodesia have also seen a decrease in cases.