Confirmed Covid-19 cases remain low in Richmondshire

A motorist being tested for Covid-19.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Richmondshire remains low despite a rise in cases across the UK, the latest figures show.

Official data reveals there have now been 289 confirmed cases in the district.

Of these, 17 were confirmed in August and one case has been reported so far in September.

This diagram shows when and how many cases of the virus have been confirmed in Richmondshire:

The latest available figures show 51 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Richmondshire.

There have been no deaths linked to the virus since the week starting July 20.

The statistics show the first case in Richmondshire was recorded on March 10 — almost two weeks before the nation went into lockdown on March 23.

The most cases recorded in one day was on April 29 when 23 cases were confirmed.

The cases data includes both pillar one – those conducted in hospitals – and pillar two – those in care homes and mobile testing stations.

Across the UK, there were 1,735 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported yesterday, up from 1,508 the previous day.

The figure was the highest since June 4.