Warning as Rugby borough sees weekly Covid cases double - The Rugby Observer

Warning as Rugby borough sees weekly Covid cases double

Rugby Editorial 9th Jul, 2020 Updated: 10th Jul, 2020   0

RESIDENTS and businesses in neighbouring Rugby are being urged to stay alert to the coronavirus after the weekly number of cases in the borough doubled.

The number of cases in the past week was 7.5 per 100,000 while the previous week this figure was 3.7.

While the number of cases is still low the increase is the 25th largest nationwide, leading to the plea.

Residents should wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitiser when out and about and keep two metres apart from anyone they don’t live with.

If not possible to keep two metres apart, for example in shops, they should wear a mask and face away from others to reduce the risk of transmission.

Businesses should complete a Covid-secure risk assessment and make sure there are measures in place to protect staff and customers.

Rugby Borough Council leader Seb Lowe said: “Throughout this pandemic the number of cases within the borough has remained relatively low and we have seen good compliance with the social distancing measures.

“The number of cases is still low but it is concerning that we have seen an increase in the last week.

“By following the guidelines we can all control the virus and protect each other from harm.

“I would urge every resident to take precautions and do what is right for Rugby.”

Rugby is only 22 miles from Leicester – the first city to go into local lockdown following a spike in Covid cases. It has emerged consideration was being given to locking down the whole of Leicestershire.


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