Latest figures from the west of Northamptonshire show the number of Covid-19 cases falling. Photo: Getty Images

REVEALED: First Northampton neighbourhood to be considered Covid-free according to the Government's map

Abington Vale had three new cases or fewer in the last seven days

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 1:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 2:04 pm

Latest Government figures shows one Northampton neighbourhood is now considered Covid FREE.

Abington Vale, which has been among the hardest communities during the pandemic, saw three or fewer positive tests in the week up to February 17.

That has turned it white on the county's coronavirus map just weeks after it was coloured deep purple with case rates heading towards 1,000 per 100,000 people.

Data from areas with three or fewer cases is "suppressed" to protect individual's identity.

Several more neighbourhoods in and around Northampton have seen case rates tumble to well below the national average as the lockdown which started on January 5 slows the virus' spread.

Boughton plus the rural areas centred on the villages of Harpole, Kislingbury and Bugbrooke all have rates below 50.

Seven–day rates are calculated by dividing the weekly count by each area's actual population and multiplying by 100,000.

An interactive map shows current rates in every neighbourhood accessible by entering a postcode.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms — a high temperature, continuous cough or loss of or change in sense of smell or taste — get tested as soon as possible. Tests can be booked on the Test and Trace app, online HERE, or by calling the national booking line on 119.

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