Another 39 covid cases in Harrogate district


Oct 17, 2020
Coronavirus testing centre at Dragon Road car park in Harrogate.

A further 39 people have tested positive for covid-19 in the Harrogate district since yesterday.

It brings the total number of cases with positive tests in the district to 1,637 since the start of the outbreak.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons this week the government would consider a district-by-district approach to its new tier system.

Meanwhile, Dr Lincoln Sargeant, director of public health for North Yorkshire, said the main cause of spread of coronavirus in the county was between households.

He said he supported the new tier system as it would help to tackle the spread in the county.


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