Covid-19 cases remain low in Richmondshire despite rises elsewhere in North Yorkshire

Covid-19 cases remain low in Richmondshire despite a sharp rise in positive tests elsewhere in the county.

The latest figures show there have been 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in the district since the start of the month meaning there have now been 303 known cases since the outbreak began.

Across North Yorkshire there have been 410 cases between September 1 and September 16, and 3,168 altogether.

The areas with the highest increase by total include York, Harrogate, Scarborough and Selby.

These are the number of confirmed cases so far in September for each area of the county:

  • Craven – 42
  • Harrogate – 99
  • Hambleton – 43
  • Ryedale – 13
  • Scarborough – 89
  • Selby – 101
  • York – 110

It was announced yesterday that the rise in the Covid-19 infection rate had prompted North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF) to return to its emergency mode.

NYLRF, which includes the emergency services, local authorities and the NHS, warned residents must act now to “save lives, protect jobs and the economy and ensure schools can stay open”.

County Durham, which borders Richmondshire, is one of seven council areas in the North East to see new restrictions imposed which mean residents will not be able to mix with people outside their households and support bubbles.

Pubs will also be told to close early.