Corby’s Covid rate now one of the highest in England after almost TRIPLING in a week
Corby’s coronavirus rate has almost tripled in seven days.
The borough’s case rate was 396 per 100,000 people last Saturday (January 2). Tonight, it is an astonishing 1,106 in 100,000 people.
There have been 799 positive cases in the town this week out of a total since March of 2,687. That means that more than a quarter of cases since March last year in Corby have occurred in the past seven days.
There were 107 of those positive cases added to official government figures today.
The town now has the 31st highest Covid rate in England, out of 315 local authorities, with the top 30 places predominantly occupied by London boroughs where yesterday major Sadiq Khan declared a major incident.
It comes in the week where Corby Borough Council leader Tom Beattie pleaded with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to close all non-essential firms after this paper revealed that the town’s iForce warehouse was still bussing-in dozens of workers each week from London.
On Wednesday we revealed how the town had the highest daily seven-day case rate jump in the country.
And on Thursday we told how many schools were more than half full, causing concern to unions and teachers.
Because of the time taken to process the tests, figures are from tests taken over the past few days but officially added to the the government tally today.
The figure represents the number of people with at least one positive COVID-19 virus test result.
COVID-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and testing them for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a case. If a person has had more than one positive test they are only counted as one case.