An update from Dr Rupert Suckling - 12 February

Our latest data across all age groups shows our infection rate is 196.9 per 100,000 people for the period 30th January to 5th February.

As we enter a second month of the national restrictions, I want to reflect how much we have all done since the start of the year.

Once again I want to thank everyone within our community for all you are doing to help keep the numbers of coronavirus cases in Doncaster as low as possible. Our infection rate is now a third lower than it was at the start of 2021. The lockdown, as difficult as it has been, is helping.

The start of large-scale community testing in Doncaster and the roll out of vaccination programme are certainly reasons to be optimistic for the months ahead. However, it is still vital that we follow the basics – stay home if you can and remember Hands, Face, Space.

Our large-scale community testing programme is helping to identify cases in people who ARE NOT displaying coronavirus symptoms, there is also regular testing for groups of key workers who are unable to work from home and we also have a mobile testing unit which can visit key sites in Doncaster.

Currently we have testing sites in Hexthorpe, Stainforth and Conisbrough for people who live and/or work in these areas. Please visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/covidtesting for more information.

Together, let’s keep doing everything we can to make a difference. Let’s Do it for Doncaster.

  • Category: Health & wellbeing
Last updated: 12 February 2021 15:13:45