Coronavirus: Bassetlaw infection rate rises again as lockdown eased

Coronavirus infections are on the up again in Bassetlaw.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:26 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:28 pm

The latest figures from Public Health England show that the district’s infection rate has increased from from 32.4 per 100,000 of the population to 49.6 in the past week.

It comes after lockdown restrictions were eased with non-essential shops permitted to open their doors on April 12.

Medics at Bassetlaw Hospital urged residents to help keep cases down, saying: “If you're out and about enjoying the easing of lockdown, please stay sensible and remember to observe hands, face and space.

An elderly woman wearing a protective face mask leaves a newsagents (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

“We’ve made significant ground against COVID-19, let's keep up the good work.”

Since then, 56 positive cases of the virus have been confirmed within the district. Sadly, the figures also show that one person died with the virus on April 16.

Elsewhere in the county Mansfield, which last week recorded one of the highest infection rates in the country, has seen a drop in infections with the town’s rate decreasing from 68.60 to 53.2.

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