Sheffield news Suggestion of coronavirus local lockdown in York dismissed MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The city's director of public health said there is no evidence to suggest that cases are increasing in York
Breaking News ! Reports that York could see a spike in coronavirus cases and a possible local lockdown appear to have been sparked by a single positive Covid-19 test result. The council has also rejected the concerns after York was named in national newspapers as one of 36 towns or cities that have seen a rise in coronavirus cases. But a report in The Daily Telegraph says this is because York recorded one positive Covid-19 test result in the week up to June 26 – after having zero cases reported the week before – according to Public Health England figures. The city council's director of public health, Sharon Stoltz, has also dismissed the report, saying 'there is no evidence to suggest that cases are increasing in York'. She said: “It is unclear where these figures in the national media reported for York came from. I can reassure residents and businesses in York that the city currently has relatively low numbers of cases of COVID-19 and a local lockdown is certainly not necessary. “Current figures show that York has an infection rate of rate of 421.6 per 100,000 of population. Read More Related Articles York pubs and bars relieved as flood threat eases ahead of reopening Read More Related Articles York statue not under threat despite Church of England review of monuments "To put this into context, the rate across England is 425.
.6. Furthermore, as we produce seven day rolling averages there is no evidence to suggest that cases are increasing in York. “I will be making a public presentation to the next Outbreak Control Advisory Board on how we use data and to reassure residents and businesses that we are doing everything we can locally to control the virus.
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“This data reflects the commitment of our residents to staying alert, controlling the virus and following guidelines to wash hands regularly, wear face coverings where social distancing is difficult and staying home if they present symptoms. “Our collective effort is not over, and we must continue to be vigilant as our city further reopens, to ensure that we can do this as safely as possible.”
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