Covid cases continue to rise in Richmondshire

The number of people in the district testing positive for Covid-19 has continued to rise in recent days, while the number of residents whose death is being linked to the virus has also increased.

An average of 14 cases a day are now being recorded in Richmondshire, according to Government figures.

The latest data show there were 32 positive tests in the district on December 21 — the joint highest number on a single days since the pandemic started.

The seven-day rate is now up to 178 cases per 100,000 people.

In total, there has been 1,268 positive tests in the district.

Office for National Statistics figures show 60 people from Richmondshire have now died after testing positive for the virus since the start of the year.

This includes two people who died in hospital in the week starting December 7, the latest week figures have been released for.

The number of positive cases in Richmondshire and the daily average.

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