Some villages near Harborough are 'nearly Covid-free' while the district sees a slight fall in cases

The slight fall is good news after Harborough was one of just 12 local authority areas in England to suffer a weekly rise in Covid-19 cases.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 10:42 am

Three areas near Harborough are 'nearly Covid-free' while the district sees a slight fall in cases

The slight fall is good news after Harborough was one of just 12 local authority areas in England to suffer a weekly rise in Covid-19 cases.

However, this is likely to be due to an outbreak at Gartree prison.

The white patches on the latest Covid map shows areas that have recorded fewer than three positive cases in the seven days up to February 12.

In the latest Government figures covering the seven days up to February 12, the rural areas of Clipston, Naseby and Stoke Albany recorded fewer than three cases, which puts them in the lowest bracket for the Government's Covid-19 figures.

In the north of the Harborough district, the area covering Tilton, Billesdon and Great Easton recorded just three cases over the same seven day period.

The district's overall rate per 100,00 people is now back down to 173.8, after a rise this week to 179.1.

Health bosses said the rise is most likely due to an outbreak at Gartree prison.

However, the rolling rate of 173.8 is still above the national average.

Click here to see more figures in our article on Neighbourhoods in the Harborough district that have seen the biggest drops in Covid cases during lockdown