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Coronavirus: Harrogate rate of infection down by more than 80% since January spike

The Covid rate of infection for the Harrogate district has decreased by more than 80% since a dramatic spike in cases in January.

The Covid rate of infection for the Harrogate district has decreased by more than 80% since a dramatic spike in cases in January. The Harrogate district was reporting 498 cases per 100,000 people on 7th January, alarming figures that were in line with the rest of the country and resulted in a third national lockdown. But new data released by North Yorkshire County Council has revealed that the figure has seen an 81.5% decrease in just over six weeks, with the district currently reporting 92 cases per 100,000 people. [caption id="attachment_7046" align="alignnone" width="2468"] The rate of infection for the Harrogate district and North Yorkshire (Image: northyorks.gov.uk)[/caption] It was also revealed earlier this week that more than 420,000 people across North Yorkshire, East Riding and the Humber have received their first Covid-19 vaccination. However North Yorkshire Police Superintendent Mike Walker has warned residents of the dangers of complacency:

"This is not the time to become complacent about the coronavirus. We’ve got to keep going and make sure all the hard work and sacrifice has been for the worthwhile purpose – protecting our loved ones and returning to the lifestyle we have taken for granted in the past."
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