Stay at home message more important than ever

The number of people being infected with coronavirus in Rotherham remains stubbornly constant, despite significant reductions in many other parts of the country.

 

Infections graph for 19 Feb 2021 bulletin

The number of new cases in Rotherham, with the proportion of 'new variant' cases shown in yellow

Stay at home message more important than ever

The number of people being infected with coronavirus in Rotherham remains stubbornly constant, despite significant reductions in many other parts of the country.

A further 586 people from our borough tested positive during the latest seven-day reporting period (up to 13th February), which is five more than the previous week.

As the above graph shows, the newer 'Kent variant', which spreads quicker and more easily than the original strain of the virus, now accounts for virtually all the new cases in Rotherham.

The infection rate for the same period now stands at 220.8 cases per 100,000 population. For people aged 60 years and over the rate is 133.3 cases per 100,000 population, which is also shows little change from the last week.

The latest covid infection rate data is available here.

The virus continues to spread widely in working-age adults, who are now being urged to get tested for coronavirus when displaying a wider variety of symptoms (see below).

Do the basics right

Please don't think that just because the progress of rolling out the vaccine is going well that we can start to forget about the guidance and the steps we can all take to keep ourselves and each other safe. Remember:

  • Stay at home as much as possible and work from home if you can
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Keep your face covered in public areas and give others space
  • Do not mix with people from other households