Infection rates remain stubbornly high in North Lincolnshire

Council News
12:50, Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Covid-19 infection rates in North Lincolnshire have remained stubbornly high over the past few weeks with more than 300 weekly infections per 100,000 people. The rate is higher than at many times over the past 18 months.

The Scunthorpe Telegraph recently showed the rates in each part of the area and you can check your local area by visiting the In Your Area website.

Tessa Lindfield, North Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health, said: “The vaccine remains the number one weapon against the virus but there are other measures that can also help.

“The vaccine uptake in North Lincolnshire has been excellent and there is no doubt that this has helped ease pressure on care services and the NHS. But there are still thousands of people locally who have not yet come forward for their jab. They remain available for every eligible person and I would urge people to come forward as soon as possible.

“Locally, infection rates remain high – especially in younger people but also in people aged between 35 and 45 years old. As well as vaccination we can still do some simple things to keep each other safe – now is not the time to be complacent as we move towards winter.

“The guidance remains – practice good hand hygiene, wear a face covering in crowded places, self-isolate if you have symptoms and book a test, and if you are meeting indoors do what you can to increase ventilation.

“If we continue to do these things and get the vaccine we can protect the NHS and avoid the need for more restrictions to be put in place”.