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Lastest South Holland Covid figures as Spalding surgery announces new visiting rules

Official figures show 252 people in South Holland have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week.

Between 30 and 40 people a day are consistently testing positive for the virus - with a current infection rate of 229.5 per 100,000 people.

That remains one of the lowest figures in the country - and is below the national average 339.3. Cases had, however, dipped below 140 per 100,000 at the end of July and were as low as 18.8 per 100,000 as recently as June 14.

The Covid 19 infection rate in South Holland (50614129)
The Covid 19 infection rate in South Holland (50614129)

The case rate is highest among 25-29 year olds.

Yesterday, a pop-in vaccine clinic ran at Springfields in Spalding and large queues were reported as people waited to get their jabs.

Further walk-in appointments are available daily at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Wyberton - with the chance to turn up without an appointment between 8.30am and 7pm daily.

The Munro Medical Centre in Spalding has today announced stricter rules on who can visit the surgery as a result of the 'increased risk' of the Delta variant of the virus.

In a statement, it said: "With immediate effect the partners have requested that all adult patients that are able to attend their appointments by themselves should do so.

"In addition please could parents/carers bringing children for an appointment not bring other children with them to the appointment. There should only be one parent/carer attending with the child.

"This is due to the increased risk from the delta variant of coronavirus to our vulnerable patients and staff.

"Thank you for your understanding."

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