People in North Lincolnshire have been thanked for sticking to the rules as infection rates in the area fall.
The infection rate in North Lincolnshire has fallen from 81.8 per hundred thousand at the end of April to 25 today – a fall of almost 70%.
Steve Pintus, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health said:
“When infection rates were relatively high, we asked people to remain cautious. The latest figures show that people have acted responsibly even with restrictions being relaxed.
“North Lincolnshire is now in a much better position as we move towards the aim of further easing of restrictions in June.
“New variants are causing concern with some parts of the country having very high rates of infection. We are keeping a close eye on this locally. Currently there are only a handful of cases of the variant that was first identified in India in the Humber region. We are working hard to minimise any spread and need local people’s support.
“For anyone with symptoms, or has had a positive test, it is more important than every to stick to the self-isolation rules. Sticking to the hands, face space fresh air advice is also vital to contain the spread.
“Vaccination will allow us all to get back to a more normal life. Over one million first doses have been given in the Humber, Coast and Vale area.
People aged over 30 can now book a jab at the Baths Hall by visiting www.nhs.uk//covid-vaccination or by calling the national booking line on 119 .
If people can’t attend an arranged appointment it is important they let their GP or the national booking service know so slots can be offered to people who are waiting.
“I would like to thank local people for taking a cautious approach to keep each other safe as well as coming forward in their thousands to receive the vaccine.”