A warning has been issued after COVID cases in Lincolnshire have increased by more than 75 per cent in a week.
When Lincolnshire thought the COVID pandemic was coming to an end, a warning has been issued that Covid cases in Lincolnshire have risen by more than 75 per cent in a week.
The number of cases has topped 1,000 in two council districts. According to Government figures, number of cases increased by 2,504 in the seven days to March 13.
The infection rate is greater than the national average. In Lincolnshire the rate per 1,00,000 people is 756.3. The national average is 724.3. There are two areas in Lincolnshire that have the highest number of cases. They are South Kesteven which has 1,196, an 80 per cent rise and a rate of 835 per 100,000 people. North Kesteven is the second area with the highest number of cases with 1,086, a 98.5 per cent increase and a rate of 919.2 per 100,000.
In Lincoln, there has been a 58.1 per cent rise in Covid cases and West Lindsey has seen an 87.9 per cent increase. In East Lindsey Covid cases rose to 74.7 per cent and South Holland 40 per cent rise. In Boston cases rose 95 per cent showing the pandemic is far from over.
Professor Derek Ward, director of public health for Greater Lincolnshire, said: “There is a lot going on for people to worry about at the moment, so Covid has understandably taken a back seat. Although catching Covid is still a concern, spending time outside, meeting other people and taking a break from the news are important for our mental and physical wellbeing.
“It’s really easy for people to do small things that significantly reduce their risk of catching the virus. Covid still has quite a bite. It can hospitalise people and cause severe illness. We still need to take it seriously and put precautions in place.”
Those living in Lincolnshire including Skegness, Louth, and Grantham, are advised to get fully vaccinated.