Local public health bosses are monitoring coronavirus cases in a Nottinghamshire district after a spike in positive tests last week.
New Covid-19 cases in Newark and Sherwood rose significantly in the week to September 25, with 78 positive tests registered in just seven days.
For contrast, this number was more than three times higher than a week earlier when there were 25 new cases recorded.
A further 33 positive tests were registered in the area on Monday (September 28), while nine more were recorded on Tuesday.
This takes the district’s total cases since the pandemic began to at least 615, while recent data also shows the district has the highest rate of active Covid-19 cases in the county.
The rate, registered as 67.8 cases per 100,000 people, is considerably higher than the 18.8-case rate on August 22 – when Newark and Sherwood were on the Government’s watchlist.
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