24th Oct, 2020

Covid-19 on the rise in Rugby after ten new cases confirmed in one day

Editorial Correspondent 18th Sep, 2020 Updated: 18th Sep, 2020

COVID-19 is on the rise in Rugby after ten new cases were confirmed yesterday (Thursday September 17).

There have now been 61 cases confirmed in the borough the last seven days, bringing the infection rate to 56 in every 100,000 people.

Rugby Borough Council (RBC) has warned residents against complacency about the virus.

The ‘hands, face, space’ mantra is being used to remind residents to wash their hands regularly and sanitise when out and about, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and on public transport, and keep two metres apart from anyone they don’t live with.

Launching a ‘let’s do the right thing for Rugby’ campaign last Friday, RBC leader Coun Seb Lowe said: “I am very concerned that we are seeing cases rise.

“Now is the time for residents to acknowledge where they may have become complacent and make a decision to continue to do what’s right for Rugby.

“I hope residents will understand how their actions affect their communities.”

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/coronavirus for information on Covid-19.

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