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Covid: Warning from Public Health Directors as Nottinghamshire rates flat week-on-week and higher than England and East Midlands – 25% of new cases are school-age children

A virtual Covid media briefing with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Public Health Directors held today 26 March at 11 am.

Alison Challenger – Public Health Director for Nottingham City Council, Jonathan Gribbin for Nottinghamshire County Council and Amanda Sullivan representing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG updated and answered question from the media.

Jonathan Gribbin said: ‘The reduction in local NHS and care sector pressures is encouraging – but the virus hasn’t gone away – the case rates across Nottinghamshire  seem to be stuck – in overall terms rates are the same as last week – England figures are 55 cases per 100,000 residents, in the East Midlands the figure is 75 cases per 100,000 residents but in Nottinghamshire the rate is 82.7 cases per 100,000 residents. ‘ 

Jonathan added: ‘Most cases people of working age – rates are flat – there are sharp increases in rates among younger people of school age –

‘We have come a long way through a hard winter of extreme pressures.

‘We anticipate a resurgence and are planning for it – a third wave is likely – we must keep going with the measures we have now, 29 March sees a release of some rules, hand space face remain very important – you must isolate and get a test right away if you show symptoms. 

In the City the case rates are 73.9 cases per 100,000 people  – against 74.8 cases per 100,000 seven days ago.