Number of positive covid cases in Harrogate district rises by 55


Oct 18, 2020

The number of positive covid cases in the district has risen by 55 in the past 24 hours. The district has recorded 253 positive cases in the past week.

Whilst other parts of England moved to higher restrictions over the weekend, Harrogate remains in the lowest category of the government’s  three-tier local lockdown system.

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It brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 1,692. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons this week the government would consider a district-by-district approach to its 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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