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Covid Nottingham: Public Health Director advice after cases more than double in 24 hours in Nottingham

Cases doubled yesterday across the county from 541 on 17 November to 937 on 18 November.

New Covid-19 cases in Nottingham city increased from 110 to 267 in 24 hours.

 

Lucy Hubber, Director of Public Health in Nottingham told The Wire: “We are starting to see an increase in Covid-19 cases in the city.

“While our overall rate remains lower than in other parts of the country, it is still higher than we would like and shows that Covid hasn’t gone away. I would urge everyone in Nottingham to take steps to stay safe from the virus, especially as we move towards winter.

 

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“The best protection is get vaccinated, whether this is your first, second or booster jab. People can book boosters online or walk-in to grab a first or second dose at the Forest Recreation Ground vaccination centre.

 

“Please also remember that you are at higher risk of catching or passing on Covid-19 in crowded and enclosed spaces, where there are more people who might be infectious and where there is limited fresh air. Continue to apply hands/face/space/fresh air wherever you can in your day-to-day life. In particular, wear a face covering in busy indoor spaces such as in shops or on public transport.

 

“You should take a free lateral flow test for Covid-19 at least twice a week and especially before you go somewhere you know there will be lots of people mixing together. This will give you peace of mind that you are unlikely to be infectious and able to spread the virus. You can get free rapid lateral flow tests by visiting www.nhs.uk/Get-Tested, most pharmacies or by calling 119.

 

“If you do have symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough or loss of taste/smell) – no matter how mild – you must book a PCR. You can book it here:www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

 

“We must all do everything we can to stay safe. Please take care of yourself and take care of each other this winter.”

 

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