Weekly council reports will show Covid-19 hot spots in Nottinghamshire

People in Mansfield, Ashfield and Worksop can now access more detailed information about how the rate of coronavirus is affecting their communities.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 12:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 12:27 pm

Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have published their first weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Reports to help regions respond to outbreaks and to suppress the spread of infection.

The figures from February 21 to July 12 show Ashfield has had a cumulative infection rate close to the national average, Mansfield was below the national average and the Bassetlaw area was above the national rates per 100,000 population. The peak of the pandemic was April 27 after which the number of cases declined.

The first set of data from Public Health England shows how many positive cases have been confirmed in different communities across Nottinghamshire since the start of the pandemic as well as showing patterns in the numbers of cases week by week.

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Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have published their first Covid-19 Surveillance Reports. Photo - Getty Images

The new figures show Pillar 1 results from lab and hospital testing as well as Pillar 2 results from swab tests in the wider community.

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health at Nottinghamshire County Council said: "We are pleased to publish our reports to residents so that everyone understands the situation in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. They show the number of cases we have across the county and the city, identifies where these cases have occurred at district level and within neighbourhoods, and it helps us in our work with partners to stop the spread.

"The figures show that the number of confirmed new cases continues to decline in the county and we know that this is also the case in Nottingham city. This is positive news, but we can't afford to be complacent.

"To keep our rates lower than many other areas of England, it remains critical that every individual, household and business plays their part. The way to stop the spread is by observing social distancing of two metres wherever possible - and one metre with the necessary extra precautions where two metres is not possible, frequent and rigorous hand washing, self-isolating immediately if you or anyone in your household has symptoms and by following other measures as directed.

Figures show when coronavirus peaked in Nottinghamshire earlier this year.

"I'm grateful to people in Nottinghamshire for the way they have continued to follow the guidance. By sticking to the guidance, we are protecting our family, friends and community."

The data show that the rate of confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in both the county and the city is lower than the England average and had been continuing to reduce.Ashfield has had 250 pillar 1 cases and 315 pillar 2 cases; Mansfield 140 pillar 1 cases and 200 pillar 2; Bassetlaw has had 270 pillar 1 cases and 300 pillar 2 cases.

According to the data, the peak of the pandemic in Nottinghamshire so far was April 27 with 190 pillar 2 cases and 145 pillar 1 cases.

Cumulative cases by area.

The county council surveillance report, is available here

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