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Coronavirus: Rate of infection drops to seven-month low across North Yorkshire

The Covid-19 rate of infection across North Yorkshire has fallen to a seven-month low - and the figure for the Harrogate district is even lower.

The Covid-19 rate of infection across North Yorkshire has fallen to a seven-month low - and the figure for the Harrogate district is even lower. Latest data has revealed that the number of cases per 100,000 people in North Yorkshire has dropped to its lowest point since September last year. According to figures revealed by North Yorkshire County Council, the region as a whole is currently recording 20.2 cases per 100,000 people, whilst Harrogate is at 14.9 cases. [caption id="attachment_8987" align="alignnone" width="2018"] Latest data for the Covid-19 rate of infection across Harrogate and North Yorkshire (Data: www.northyorks.gov.uk)[/caption] The data comes as non-essential businesses across the region reopen for the first time since lockdown restrictions began on 6th January. And Richard Flinton, North Yorkshire County Council Chief Executive, has praised the commitment that has "paved the way" for restrictions to be lifted. He said:

"Businesses can only reopen thanks to the sacrifices and commitment of the hundreds of thousands of people in North Yorkshire who continue to play their part to limit the spread of the virus. "Let’s not forget the huge efforts you have made to support local firms and to pave the way for the successful road map out of lockdown. Every face covering, every day at home, every time you have kept your distance – every time you put others first – that collective effort has and is making the difference that means the county can reopen safely."
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