The Harrogate district has recorded another 133 positive covid cases in the past 24 hours according to data from Public Health England.
Harrogate’s coronavirus infection rate has fallen below the North Yorkshire average for the first time in almost three months.
The district’s weekly rate per 100,000 people currently stands at 548.4 – just below the North Yorkshire figure of 551.6 (latest data up to November 19). Before this, the last time Harrogate’s rate was below the county’s was on 27 August.
Selby has the highest infection rate in North Yorkshire at 637.8 cases per 100,000 people.
There have been no new recorded deaths of patients who tested positive for covid at Harrogate District Hospital.
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The total number of people in the district who have tested positive for covid since the pandemic began now stands at 23, 456.
It comes as everyone in England aged over 40 can now book booster vaccines from today.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds initially offered a single dose can now also book their second after a recommendation from the government’s scientific advisers who concluded it was safe and effective.
The vaccinations can be booked online, or by calling 119.
However, there are still no walk-in sites available in the Harrogate district after local health officials earlier this month said they were working to do so “as soon as possible”.