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Scarborough Borough COVID Infection Rate Doubles Since Christmas

The COVID infection rate in the Scarborough Borough has more than doubled since Christmas as the Omicron variant continues to spread.

The latest seven day average infection rate for the borough stands at 1375 cases per hundred thousand people up from 635 on Christmas Day.

The borough's infection rate remains below the North Yorkshire and England average but is at it's highest level since the pandemic began.

The increase in teh infection rates started in early December after a period of relative stability.

The latest numbers show that there are on average 1433 new COVID cases in North Yorkshire each day with 226 of those in teh Scarborough Borough.

The seven day case numbers show which parts of the borough are seeing the most cases.

Selby continues to have the highest infection rate in North Yorkshire with Ryedale also seeing a surge in infections.

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