Harrogate district covid rate climbs as UK records 100,000 infections


Last updated Dec 22, 2021

The Harrogate district’s covid rate continues to climb on the day that the UK recorded 100,000 cases for the first time.

The district’s seven-day average has now increased to 597 infections per 100,000 people.

Across the county, the average stands at 525 and the England rate has soared to 953.

The figures comes as a record 106,122 covid cases were reported across the UK as Omicron infections continue to surge.

Meanwhile, UK Health Security Agency figures show that a total of 97,718 booster and third vaccines have been given in the Harrogate district so far.

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No further deaths from patients who tested positive for covid have been reported at Harrogate District Hospital, according to NHS England.

Latest available figures show eight covid patients are being treated at Harrogate District Hospital.

Hospital bosses announced today that visiting on wards will be restricted from tomorrow (December 23) due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.

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