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Covid: Nottingham and Notts case figures remain low with no care home outbreaks ahead of 17 May

Public Health Directors for there city and county say there’s no reason for not easing lockdown in the area on Monday 17 May.

There are no outbreaks of the virus at all in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire care homes.

Speaking at today’s virtual media briefing Jonathan Gribbin, Public Health Director for Nottinghamshire said:

‘All boroughs in Nottinghamshire have average case figures lower than the average for the East Midlands, the highest is in Gedling – and we expect rates to edge slightly upward over the next few days.

‘These cases though are mostly found among secondary age school pupils and younger adults.

‘We’re mindful that across Nottinghamshire  we’re seeing some cases of the Indian variant B16172. Currently very few cases and isolated.

‘We’re closely monitoring the situation with daily surveillance with PHE

‘We’re making arrangements to strengthen contact tracing, doing routine testing of contacts of the cases with the Indian variant

‘We stand ready to deploy targeted testing or surge testing if this becomes necessary

‘People need to continue to exercise caution as we open up more on Monday 17 May.

‘Residents should also get a test immediately if they think thy may have symptoms.’

Below see the latest figures available to 8 May.

 

Cases per 100,000 over seven days and number of cases in last seven days 

Total for Nottinghamshire 24

Rushcliffe – 16

Nottingham – 35

Newark – 24

Mansfield – 19

Gedling – 27

Broxtowe – 24

Bassetlaw – 17

Ashfield – 9

Cases per authority area in last seven days

Total for Nottinghamshire 278

Rushcliffe – 19

Nottingham – 119

Newark – 29

Mansfield – 21

Gedling – 32

Broxtowe – 28

Bassetlaw – 20

Ashfield – 11