Coronavirus Doncaster: Update 29th January

A word from Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health in Doncaster.
“I’m pleased to tell you that, over the last week, we have seen a consistent downward trend in both our case rates and positivity rate in Doncaster.
After an expected increase over the Christmas and New Year period, our current seven day rate for the period 16th-22nd January is 246.9 cases/100,000 – currently the lowest in South Yorkshire.

Our positivity rate stands at 9.7% – meaning 9.7% of people who go for a test with symptoms have a positive Covid test. I would expect both of these numbers to decrease further in the coming days.
While this is really encouraging, the numbers are going down at a fairly slow rate. It is therefore absolutely crucial that we carry on with the basic safety measures – social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing our hands.

This will hopefully put us in a good position ahead of the Government’s first review of lockdown in mid-February.

If you have symptoms, please self-isolate and arrange to get a test. You will also see a number of community test centres including in Hexthorpe, Conisbrough and Stainforth. These are for people without symptoms, and particularly those who still have to leave home to go to work.
I know it’s hard to be under these restrictions for such a long time, but it’s so important we keep following the rules. Let’s do it for Doncaster.”

Local COVID data

Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health

Read more by visiting the Doncaster Council Covid update website

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