Coronavirus: Bassetlaw currently has highest infection rate in Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw currently holds the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Nottinghamshire, according to the latest figures.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:34 pm

The most recent data shows the rate in the district stands at 46 per 100,000 of the population, which has remained static for the past week but is currently highest in the county.

There have been no deaths from the virus in the Bassetlaw in the past seven days, the figures also reveal.

Mansfield holds the second highest infection rate at 45.9, up from 37.50 in the past week.

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All Nottinghamshire areas have seen an increase since non-essential shops and outdoor pub areas re-opened on April 12 apart from Newark and Sherwood and Broxtowe.

Despite rising rates Nottinghamshire’s director of Public Health, Mr Jonathan Gribbin, said that ‘overall’ the county has a ‘positive picture’ as we move out of lockdown.

He said: "Thank you to everyone who continues to work hard with sticking to all the measures at Step 2 of the Roadmap, keeping Nottinghamshire safe.”

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