A virtual Covid media briefing with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Public Health Directors held today 16 April at 11 am.
Jonathan Gribbin, Public Health Director for Nottinghamshire gave an update on the state of the virus across the county he said:
‘Pressure is easing on the NHA and social care system in the county, there have been a few outbreaks in local care homes, but asymptomatic and just a handful, nothing like what we saw last year.
‘The Covid infection rate in Notts is 34 / 100,000 residents, most boroughs lower than a week ago – but there is a lot of variation – Rushcliffe is 5.9 whereas is Mansfield 98.9.
‘The Mansfield figures are affected by about 120 cases recorded in one week, half of those were in under 18s of secondary school age.’
All in all this is a positive time, but Public Health bosses’ message is for the public and businesses to carry on with adhering to Government lockdown easing guidelines at this Step 2, and to stick to hands, face, space.’
David Johns, Interim Public Health Director for Nottingham city said:
‘In Nottingham city there have been 103 cases in the last seven days, and a rate of 30 cases per 100,000 residents, this is closer to the England average and much better news.
‘Citizens and businesses have been responding positively to lockdown easing, I’d like to ask people please follow the rules – hands face space – and social distancing.