Cases of Covid-19 are dropping in North East Lincolnshire

Cases of coronavirus are falling in North East Lincolnshire according to the council’s latest epidemiology report.

The coronavirus case rate for the borough fell from 1,003 per 100,000 people on January 26 to 894 by February 2.

Although well above previous levels seen during most of the pandemic, this current figure is below the regional and national average.

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As of Monday, February 7, there were 25 patients with Covid-19 in Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital on 7th February – which NELC has described as a “significant reduction” on the previous week.

In care homes within North East Lincolnshire, as of February 7 there were 67 cases among residents, affecting 11 care homes.

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The report is published every week by North East Lincolnshire Council
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This is a decrease compared to last week, when 73 cases in local care homes were reported.

19 care homes are closed, one is partially closed, and all others remain open.

The report also states that the highest concentration of Covid-19 cases is in females aged between 21 and 40.

Humberston and New Waltham are the areas with the highest number of cases, at 117, while Waltham has the lowest, at 59.

In the week ending February 4, there were eight additional Covid-19 deaths in North East Lincolnshire.

The report reads: “As of February 7, 2022, there are 17,803,325 cases in the UK, of which 15,282,993 are in England, and 1,534,178 in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

“The South East region has the highest rate of new cases with 1,223.8/100,000, an increase of 7.8% compared to the previous week. The Yorkshire and Humber region has the 7th highest weekly rate of new infections with a rate of 862.7 per 100,000 population, which is a decrease of 9.6% on the previous week.”

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