Bassetlaw infection rate still almost TRIPLE the national average as district sees biggest jump in cases across Nottinghamshire

Coronavirus cases are on the up again in Bassetlaw with the infection rate remaining at almost three times the national average.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:33 pm

Cases increased all over Nottinghamshire in the week leading to March 22- but Bassetlaw saw the biggest jump.

The latest figures from Public Health England show there were 112 new cases per 100,000 people in the district, but this has now risen to 150.

The national average stands at 57 cases per 100,000 people.

A member of the public receives the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination centre (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Broxtowe, Ashfield and Mansfield have also seen a rise in cases along with a slight increase in Nottingham city.

It comes after Nottinghamshire’s director of Public Health, Jonathan Gribbin, urged people across the county to continue following coronavirus rules as ‘cases were not falling as fast’ as he would like.

There’s still every reason to stay positive, though- more than 57,000 people across the district have now received at least their first vaccine.

The number of patients being treated for coronavirus at Bassetlaw Hospital has also dropped.

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