Covid rates start to fall in Harborough after a huge spike in cases last week

Here are the latest Covid figures of Harborough

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:30 pm

Covid rates have started to fall in Harborough after a huge spike in cases last week.

Last Tuesday (May 11) we reported that Harborough had one of the highest rates of Covid cases in the country after an outbreak at a school.

Harborough was 13th in a table of 315 areas in England after 45 new cases were recorded in a week.

Covid rates have started to fall in Harborough after a huge spike in cases last week. The Harborough district is marked with a black line. In a nutshell, the lighter the colour the lowest the Covid rates.

But now those numbers are starting to fall.

Last week, Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health for Leicestershire, declined to name the school but he did confirm that the outbreak had occurred in a 'school setting' in Market Harborough among the 10-19-year-old group.

A 16th birthday party in Harborough was blamed by health officials for sparking a sharp jump in cases last month.

The new Government data, as of 4pm today (Wednesday May 19) shows that rates across the district are falling - but the figures for the Market Harborough Central ward are still very high.

In that ward, there have been a total of 22 cases over a seven-day period up to May 14 - a fall of five cases from the previous seven days.

There have been 32 cases across the whole of the Harborough district, a fall of seven compared to previous week.

The figures covering the seven days up to May 14 are as follows (rolling rate is the seven-day average of cases per 100,000 people)

Market Harborough Central

Total cases: 22

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 5 (-18.5%)

Rolling rate: 319.6

Market Harborough West, Great Bowden & Lubenham

Total cases: 5

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 3 (150.0%)

Rolling rate: 43.9

Market Harborough South & Little Bowden

0-2 cases - the lowest category.

OVERALL

Harborough district

Total cases: 32

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week b y 7 (-17.9%)

Rolling rate: 34.1