Coronavirus rate rises in Hull

Coronavirus rate rises in Hull

Coronavirus rate rises in Hull

According to the latest coronavirus infection rates there has been an increase in Hull and the East Riding.

As of yesterday, the latest seven-day rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hull is 6.1 per 100,000 of the population.

This is an increase from 3.5 per 100,000 the previous week.

But, Hull City Council have said that this figure can still be managed.

Hull’s director of public health, Julia Weldon, says she is confident that the city can deal with any new localised coronavirus outbreaks.

She also admitted that obtaining data on infection rates had proved difficult during earlier stages of the pandemic.

In a statement released yesterday, Ms Weldon said:

“It is still essential to follow all government advice around hand hygiene, social distancing and use of face coverings, particularly as we prepare for lockdown to ease and we return to local businesses, both as workers and customers.

“The plan contains a combination of details of the current measures in place to provide assurance regarding the high level of preparedness in Hull and also a high-level overview of the actions in place to continue to develop and refine the local response in a context of a highly complex and rapidly evolving situation.

“Working with Public Health England and other agencies, I am very confident we will be able to identify any new clusters and be able to intervene to manage these kinds of outbreaks.

“To be able to do this we we need detailed data and we do now have access to the kind of detailed information needed to manage both current and future outbreaks.”

In total, 1,570 people in Hull are confirmed to have tested positive during the outbreak.

This is a rate of 602.4 cases per 100,000 people, which above the English average of 462.7.

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