The Prime Minister announced a third national Lockdown on Monday, January 4.
If you have symptoms you can book a Coronavirus test at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
A LFT (lateral flow test) site has been set up at Hornsea School and Language College. This is not for general public use or walk-ins and attendance is by invitation only. This site offers identified groups of frontline workers rapid turn-around tests to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The target is to push the infection rates down until the majority of vulnerable people have been vaccinated.
The estimated R number nationally is between 0.8 to 1. The daily infection growth rate range is -4% to -1% as of January 22.
People testing positive in the UK according to Government data on January 24 was down 22.3% compared to the previous seven days. This gives a rate of 406.2 cases per 100k of the population. However deaths in the UK within 28 days of a positive test for the same period was up 10.8%. Latest national data does support the continued reduction of the figures as hospital admissions to January 20 fell 6.3%. Virus tests conducted to January 21 also fell by 5.5%.
Within the East Riding of Yorkshire people testing positive according to Government data on January 24 was down 4.7% compared to the previous seven days. This gives a rate of 174.7 cases per 100k of the population. Deaths within 28 days of positive test in the East Riding for the same period were down 27.3%. However hospital admissions to Hull University Teaching Hospitals up to January 17 had increased by 7.1%, They saw 150 admissions in the previous week. Virus tests conducted to January 21 have fallen by 4.9%.
As illustrated on the Government’s Coronavirus data map (attributions in the caption) localised data in the seven days to January 19 shows the rolling rates in each area per 100k of the population.
In Hornsea (including Mappleton and Cowden) positive tests were seven with the rate per 100k of 84.3.
For the same period Leven and Tickton cases (includes Withernwick and Catwick) were eight with a rolling rate of 104.2 per 100k.
Skipsea, Beeford and Brandesburton (includes Atwick, Seaton, Sigglesthorne and Bewholme) were up one case to give a rolling rate of 111.8 per 100k.
In Aldbrough and Sproatley cases remained the same giving a rate of 224.5 per 100k of the population.