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Don't Rush To Dump Masks Says East Riding Chief

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 10:10am

By Joe Gerrard, Local Democracy Reporting Service

East Riding Council’s Public Health Director Andy Kingdom urged people not to rush into ditching masks and social distancing after requirements were lifted in England this week.

The Government’s latest rolling figures show the number of infections recorded across the region was 3,427 in the East Riding in the seven days up to Sunday, January 16th, the latest with weekly data available.

National figures show 95,787 new coronavirus infections were recorded on Friday, with 288 people dying.

Local Covid-19 data for the East Riding

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire: 75,690 (+429)

 

 

 

 

 

The local areas with the lowest Covid rates are

  • Driffield Central (486.3 cases per 100,000 people)
  • Cherry Burton, Leconfield and Middleton (610.2 cases per 100,000 people)
  • Driffield West and Huggate (616.6 cases per 100,000 people)

Covid death breakdown for each area

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new deaths, and deaths removed from the total following revisions to past data, in brackets.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire: 910 (up one from Thursday, January 20, up three weekly to Friday, January 7 to 1,023 with coronavirus on death certificate)

Vaccinations

Government data up to Thursday, January 20 shows that in the UK, 137,022,678 jabs have been given so far, 52,186,398 first doses, 48,082,636 second doses and 36,753,644 boosters.

The local data shows:

East Riding: First dose 282,945 (89.9 per cent), second dose 266,902 (84.8 per cent), booster 221,951 (70.5 per cent)

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