Coronavirus rate continues to soar in Hull

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Coronavirus rate continues to soar in Hull

The coronavirus rate in Hull has almost tripled in the space of one week, the most recent seven-day figures have revealed.

According to Hull City Council, the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hull is 6.5 per 100,000 of the population.

Last week, the city’s confirmed rate was 2.3 per 100,000 of the population.

This compares with a rate in England of 11.1 per 100,000 of population, and with 17.0 per 100,000 across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Figures are still significantly lower than the regional and national averages.

In England, the rate is 11.1 per 100,000 of population.

Across the Yorkshire and Humber region, it is 17.0 per 100,000.

But, they are still the highest numbers seen locally in over a month.

The council have warned against complacency, and warned that residents should continue to follow advice on social distancing including use of face coverings and hand hygiene.

Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health for Hull, said:

“It is still essential to follow all government advice around hand hygiene, social distancing and use of face coverings.”

Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and sending them to laboratories around the UK to be tested. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a lab-confirmed case.

Hull City Council recently revealed their ‘Outbreak Prevention and Management Plan’.

Ms Weldon added:

“The Outbreak Management Plan lays out in detail how we will protect our residents in terms of preventing outbreaks and effectively dealing with them when they do happen.

“We are ready for this next phase and are confident our plan is as robust as it can possibly be.

“But it can only work with your help. It is local people who have the most important role in this – simply, we need you to continue to follow the latest guidance on social distancing and other protection measures and to isolate when asked in order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

“Our city has done an incredible job so far and we’re so grateful; we need you to carry on paying attention and following advice, because we can’t do this without you.

“I want to ask every Hull resident to take it extremely seriously if you get a text, email or call asking you to isolate. It’s your duty to protect your communities, vulnerable people and your own loved ones. If isolating is difficult, or you don’t understand what you need to do, we will be here to help.”

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