Ten areas of Northamptonshire seeing rise in Covid-19 rates of up to 840 percent

Up to 10,000 isolating county-wide after 2,600 positive tests in a week

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 5:57 pm
How Northamptonshire's Covid map looked on July 14 — five days before Freedom Day

Covid-19 cases are rising in all four corners of Northamptonshire according to latest official figures.

More than 2,600 new cases have been reported in the last week, leaving an estimated 7,500 more self-isolating after being 'pinged' by NHS Test and Trace.

But that is on top of data from the previous seven days which saw one county town — Higham Ferrers — see an astonishing 840 per cent increase.

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Towcester East & Paulersbury's case rate is over 600 per 100,000 people

Two more areas around Towcester and Raunds now have case rates of more than 600 per 100,00 people during the week up to July 14.

An interactive map allows anyone to see the current situation in their area by entering a postcode.

Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination — book online HERE any time or call 119 free between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. You can turn up without an appointment at Moulton Park Vaccination Centre any day between 8am and 7.30pm.

■ Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms — a new, continuous cough, high temperature, or loss or change in sense of taste — should immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test online HERE or by calling 119.

Raunds rate has nearly doubled in a week

■ Rapid lateral flow testing for those with no symptoms is available at sites across the county or you can click and collect kits for testing at home.

Villages in the Silverstone area saw case rates rise over 500 in the week before Sunday's British Grand Prix
Higham Ferrers has seen a whopping 840 percent increase in Covid cases
Cases in Thrapston & Brigstock more than doubled in the seven days to July 14
Abington Vale saw cases rise by 285 per cent
Cases more than doubled in a week in Barton Seagrave, near Kettering
Case rates in Daventry North are over 400
Villages an area stretching from Moulton towards Walgrave saw a jump in cases
Case rates in Long Buckby East and Ravensthorpe rose to over 400