Sheffield Director of Public Health says Covid-19 rate continues to fall

The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has said that recent changes to Covid-19 in Sheffield is in line with expectations.

The overall seven day rate is now at just under 50 per 100,000, which was at over 100 per 100,000 just a few weeks ago.

Greg Fell said: “This is playing out as we expected. There are no flashing red lights on my risk radar at the moment.”

The R rate, which is the average number of people that one infected person will pass the virus onto, is between 0.8 and 1 in Sheffield.

Vaccine deployment continues across Yorkshire, with the evidence showing that hospitalisation due to Covid-19 and diagnoses of Covid-19 in hospital are decreasing due to vaccinations.

Covid-19 related hospital activity is also very low, at 2%.

The weekly situation report revealed that everything is as expected, and the biggest risk at the moment is people travelling overseas and bringing the virus back into the UK.

Written by Erin Mansell

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