Tuesday 23 July 2024
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Covid: Cases remain low across Nottinghamshire and are predominantly the ‘Indian variant’

Public Health Directors for Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county updated the media today at the weekly virtual press briefing. 

Coronavirus variant B.1.617.2, the so-called Indian variant, is thought to be more transmissible than previous variants, Public Health Directors urge the public to remain vigilant and take care to adhere to rules in place for their protection.

They also reinforced the need to get vaccinated and said this is the best protection against community transmission and potential problems in local NHS services.

David Johns, Public Health Director for Nottingham City said:

‘In the city, there were 113 Covid cases in the week up to 15 May, a case rate per 100,000 residents of 28, this is a good improvement, but higher than the England average of 21 cases per 100,000.

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‘Cases are low in the over 60s, and up to 12 May most cases are of the so-called Indian variant B.1.617.2, which shows that community transmission is happening.’

‘I want to reinforce and stress that to best protect ourselves the best step is to get vaccinated.

Jonathan Gribbin, Public Health Director for Nottinghamshire county said:

‘Firstly I’m delighted that as Step 3 of the roadmap has been adopted, the feedback is that the move has gone very well, I’d like to thank residents and businesses for that.

‘Cases of the virus up to 15 May are slightly higher than last week at 211 cases, a rate of 25.5 cases per 100,000 residents.

‘Many of these cases are in children and young people and 52 of them are between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

‘We have no active care home outbreaks at all inn the county.’

‘Our local NHS remains stable with no concerns yet.



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