Covid rate in parts of Lincolnshire above England average

As of Sunday, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, South Holland and Boston all have infection rates of over 124 per 100,000 people, sadly that’s more than double the current England average of 57.1.

This puts all four authorities in the top 20 highest infection rates nationally, with only one Greater Lincolnshire district being below the national average – North Kesteven (55.6), and Lincoln not far behind at 65.5.

Over the past few weeks, North Lincolnshire has risen up the ranks and currently has the highest infection rate in Greater Lincolnshire.

In the authority’s Cabinet meeting on Monday morning, Stephen Pintus, the joint director of public health for North and North East Lincolnshire gave an update on the current Covid situation in North Lincolnshire.

He said: “The number of tests we’re carrying out has increased dramatically with a return to school, and that accounts for an increase in cases.

“The highest rate is in our school age children, and also high rates in our early years settings and that fortunately is coming down now.”

Mr Pintus added that there have been “school outbreaks, but also some smaller workplace outbreaks”.

Northern Lincolnshire remains one of higher than average confirmed cases and infection rates.


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