Weekly mobile data shows sharp rise in Covid-19 cases across Nottinghamshire


The infection rate of coronavirus cases has skyrocketed across all parts of Nottinghamshire – some areas recording more than double the number of new cases.That’s according to the seven-day rolling figures provided by Public Health England, which show a sharp increase in cases across the county.

Areas like Mansfield and Ashfield saw their case rate per 100,000 population quadruple in the seven days to September 6, while Broxtowe and Nottingham also saw sharp increases.

Nottingham saw the biggest increase of any region in the county in terms of new cases, registering 97 positive tests within the seven-day window, up from 34 the week before.

This represents 29.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the rate being 10.2 in the week preceding August 30.

However, the health director at Nottingham City Council said the large increase reflects the “national picture” and that there is no problem.

Alison Challenger said, “We note that case rates are currently higher in the younger age groups, which are between 15 and 44 years old.

“We are also seeing an increase in the number of positive tests, therefore an increase in positivity, and more people are being tested as well.

“The number of hospitalizations and deaths linked to Covid remains very low across the country.

“When we look at Nottingham it tends to follow the national picture, so there has been an increase in the number of cases, that’s the trend.

“It fluctuates from day to day, and sometimes it’s not always a straight line or a straight line down. ”

Outside the city and Broxtowe’s increase is the highest, registering 42 new cases of Covid-19 in the week to September 6.

A week earlier, the number of new cases was 17. The district’s rate also fell from 14.9 cases per 100,000 population to 36.8 cases.

It comes after Broxtowe was mentioned as a matter of concern following localized outbreaks including in pubs in the Kimberley and Watnall areas and a graduation party in the borough.

Elsewhere in the county and Mansfield also saw a sharp rise, registering 28 cases in the week to September 6, down from just seven the week before.

In terms of case rate per population, Mansfield now has 25.6 cases per 100,000 population. A week earlier, that rate was only 6.4.

Ashfield has also seen its rate quadruple, from 4.7 cases per 100,000 people to 18.8 in one week.

In the seven-day window, Ashfield recorded 24 new cases. A week earlier, the district had registered six.

However, the new cases from both districts come after Nottinghamshire County Council confirmed 39 workers have now tested positive at Amazon’s construction site.

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Gedling’s rate also fell from 11 cases and a rate of 9.3 to 16 cases and a rate of 13.6 in the seven-day window.

Newark and Sherwood, who were taken off the government’s official Covid-19 watch list last week, recorded 17 more cases last week – an increase of eight from the previous week.

The district now has 13.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to a week earlier the rate was 7.4 cases.

Rushcliffe recorded 25 cases in the week to September 6, raising its rate to 21 cases per 100,000 people.

A week earlier, those numbers were 17 and 14.3 respectively.

Latest statistics for Nottinghamshire: From left to right it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 29; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to August 29; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 22; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to August 22.

Nottingham 29.1 (97) and 10.2 (34)

Ashfield 18,8 (24), 4,7 (6)

Bassetlaw 13.6 (16) and 6.0 (7)

Broxtowe 36,8 (42), 14,9 (17)

Gedling 13.6 (16) and 9.3 (11)

Mansfield 25.6 (28) and 6.4 (7)

Newark et Sherwood 13.9 (17) and 7.4 (9)

Rushcliffe 21,0 (25), 14,3 (17)

Elsewhere in the country, Bolton recorded 377 new cases in the seven days leading up to September 6 – the equivalent of 131.1 cases per 100,000 population.

This is the highest rate in England and is rising sharply from 72.0 in seven days as of August 30.

The rate in Bradford also increased from 52.8 to 78.4 with 423 new cases.

Birmingham is in third place, where the rate fell from 31.2 to 77.1, with 880 new cases.

Neighboring Leicester has also seen another surge in its cases following local lockdown restrictions, registering 201 positive tests in the seven-day window.

Its rate per 100,000 population has also more than doubled, from 26 to 56.7 during the same period.


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