Covid cases continue to fall in Bassetlaw- but the infection rate is almost DOUBLE the national average

Covid-19 cases continue to drop off in Bassetlaw despite the district’s infection rate being almost double that of the national average.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:52 pm

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 116 cases per 100,000 people.

That’s 136 infections, down by 40 cases from the previous week.

But the latest NHS data shows that Bassetlaw’s infection rate is almost double the national average which currently stands at 60.1.

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The worst affected area is Retford East, which has seen a whopping 233.3 per cent rise after 30 cases were recorded there in the past week.

Manton, Clumber and Elkesley have seen the biggest drop of cases after less than 3 were recorded during the same period.

Data for the most recent four days (March 6-11) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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