Confirmed Covid cases continue to rise in Richmondshire

Seven–day rolling rate of new cases by specimen date ending on Oct 16.

The number of positive Covid-19 tests in Richmondshire has risen by more than 50 in a week.

Government data shows there were 51 confirmed cases in the district between October 14 and 21.

There have now been 519 positive tests in Richmondshire since the outbreak began.

As of October 18, Richmondshire had a seven-day rate of 97 cases per 100,000 people.

However, this was the joint lowest in North Yorkshire and was down on recent days when the rate surpassed 100 cases per 100,000 people.

Separate official data showing the number of cases over a seven-day period up until October 16 reveals that the majority of cases in the district have occurred in the Catterick Garrison and Colburn area.

A total of 29 cases were reported in this area over the seven days.

Over the same period, seven cases were reported in Richmond, seven in North Richmondshire, six in Catterick Village and Brompton-on-Swale, four in Leyburn,

The data was suppressed for the Upper Dales area, meaning there was between zero and three cases, but the data was not released in case the positive cases could be identified due to the small number.

There have been no deaths registered in the district, where the deceased had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 30 days, since July.


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  1. I would like someone to explain why a virus that spread so fast during full lockdown, is spreading so slowly when people have essentially been free to move around for several months. I would like someone to explain why this ‘killer bug’ has killed nobody in Richmondshire for months. I would like someone to explain to me how in the Spring the virus was calculated by a R number, those on life support and deaths, while now it is just number of cases. In May, we were told that a R number around 1 meant that the ‘pandemic’ was under control. Now, (with the R number around 1 – I had to search hard to find that info) we are told that it’s almost out of control! All assumptions about mutation were that it would become more virulent. Quite the opposite seems to be the case. It was assumed by the Imperial College model that there would be zero immunity. (They didn’t even bother modelling ANY possibility of immunity, despite all 4 previous Covids out in the world showing substantially otherwise.) If there is zero immunity, why has the virus slowed steadily in its effects over time in each country – whatever the measures in place? In the US, between August and mid-October, 77,000 students tested positive. Only 72 even had symptoms! 3 were hospitalised – briefly. The same pattern is being seen with British students. Even with the oldest, the spread and severity is clearly substantially less. Here’s another one for you. In the D&S last week. 35 of the 50 or so cases in a Stockton care home were staff! 1. They were NOT the supposedly most vulnerable group. 2. They are supposedly the ones in full PPE. Tells us a lot about how little PPE achieves, and how sloppy about hygiene the ‘professionals’ really are. This is written not for the purposes of criticism, but in order to point out that the general public are overall LESS hygienic than care home staff, are mainly not in a supposedly shielded environment and use PPE less, less well. So in theory, the virus should be having a field day. BUT the highest R rate in Britain is around 1.4 as I write. Deduction – it’s all played out. Economy being destroyed for nothing.

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