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COVID-19 cases rising in Cheshire East

15th October 2021 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire East
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From a recent Cheshire East Press Release

Covid-19 cases are at their highest level in Cheshire East since the global pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Latest figures released on the official UK government website for data and insights on coronavirus (Covid-19), show the rate of positive cases in Cheshire East as 540 per 100,000 population. This is significantly higher than the rates per 100,000 population in the North West and in England of 408 and 357 respectively.

For the 7-day period ending on 7 October 2021, the MSOA's (Middle Layer Super Output Areas) in Cheshire East with the highest positive case rates per 100,000 population are:

  • Sandbach Ettiley Heath & Wheelock – 1,175
  • Alsager West – 1,161
  • Alsager East – 1,013
  • Sandbach North – 1,008
  • Congleton West Heath – 868

Ed – the comparative rates for our bit of Cheshire East are running at around 400, still far too high for comfort.

Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: "Despite the best efforts of everyone, Covid-19 cases are now rising across the borough, our neighbouring local authority areas and the north west.

"The advice now is that we ALL need to take precautions to help stop the spread. We MUST go back to following the basics of what we all know – hands, space, face and fresh air.

"Getting vaccinated whether that is your first, second, booster or flu jab is safe and the most effective way at keeping you from getting seriously ill, preventing hospitalisation and even death.

"Maintaining a regular lateral flow testing regime at least twice a week is really important and can help to identify early transmission. We know more than a third of people who test positive do not have any symptoms, and therefore can pass on this virus unknowingly.

"We will continue doing everything we can, working closely with schools and our partner agencies to reduce case numbers. But ultimately it is down to the behaviour of our residents to do the right thing, for themselves, for their family and friends and for our society which is so desperate to get back to doing what they previously enjoyed."

To book or manage your coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, go to the NHS website here

For full information on where to get tested or pick up home testing kits visit here. or to order lateral flow test kits to be delivered to your home visit: here.

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