Coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire are now “much higher” than England’s average in all but two regions.
The figures in the Nottinghamshire County Council’s weekly monitoring report show that Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood are the only parts of the county that are not classified in this category out of the total number of positive tests.
All other parts of Nottinghamshire have overall numbers rated “much higher”, with Rushcliffe recording the most cases in total since the start of the pandemic. The county council report excludes the city.
In the week ending November 1, the township had recorded 2,551 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic in February.
However, daily figures released on the Public Health England Dashboard show that this number has risen to 2,725 over the past week.
From the monitoring report data it is understood that the national average is about 1,700 cumulative cases per 100,000 cases in total since February, with the total Rushcliffe rate per 100,000 around 2,250 in the week ending November 1.
The GPA for Gedling and Broxtowe cases is slightly lower than for Rushcliffe, at around 2,100 per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic.
GPA is calculated based on population sizes for each neighborhood or neighborhood.
The data shows that Gedling recorded 2,456 cases in total between February and November, while Broxtowe recorded 2,374 cases.
However, similar to Rushcliffe, the two regions have seen an increase since the monitoring report was published.
Accurate daily data as of November 8 indicates that Gedling now has a total of 2,718 cases, while Broxtowe’s total now stands at 2,599.
Ashfield and Basitello also have cumulative rates “much higher” than the national average, both of which are around 1,800.
At the time of publication, the monitoring report showed that Ashfield has recorded 2,251 cases and 2,095 cases since the start of the pandemic.
These numbers rose to 2527 and 2519 respectively, according to daily data from the Public Health England Dashboard.
However, the data also shows that Mansfield’s total cumulative case rate was “ similar ” to the national average in the week ending November 1.
The region averaged about 1,700 markers after 1,750 cases were recorded between February and early November.
This number has since increased to 2,049 in the seven days since the monitoring report expired.
But in Newark and Sherwood, a GPA of around 1,600 is classified as “much lower” than the England average.
This comes despite the total number of cases since February recorded at 1,857 at time of publication – mainly because its population is larger than that of Mansfield.
The total number of cases in Newark and Sherwood has since risen to 2,089, according to the Public Health England Information Panel.
It is unclear whether the changes since the monitoring report was published mean the provinces now have a total number of cases above the average for the rest of the country.
The data comes on the heels of comments from public health administrators in the city and county indicating that the rate of infection transmission in the area is a “serious concern.”
Jonathan Gribbin, Nottinghamshire’s director of public health, says the number of new cases in the county is “ stabilizing ” but rising among those over the age of 60.
It comes when the provincial reproduction – or R number – between 1 and 1.1 is revealed.
“While there is a glimmer of encouragement as you see rates fairly low in Nottinghamshire, the rate is still high and in some areas it is still rising,” Gribbin said.
“This is a major concern, especially as we are looking at the rate of cases in more than 60 years. This is what increases the pressure in care settings and hospitals.”
Alison Challenger, Nottingham’s director of public health, added: “It’s really important during the lockdown that we see these rates drop a lot more.
“We must make the next four weeks important to give us the best chance to get out of the lockdown.”
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