Posted: 03.05.21 at 10:12 by The Editor
South Kesteven has recorded just 5 cases of Covid-19 over the weekend.
This compares with 6 last weekend and 14 in the weekend before that.
This gives South Kesteven a 7-day infection rate of 19.7 cases per 100,000, which is just below the England average of 23.9.
This is an increase on the 13.3 cases per 100,000 recorded on Friday, but down on the 28.8 recorded last Sunday.
The latest figures remain among the lowest since last year and around a twentieth of figures earlier in the year when the weekly rate exceeded 400 cases per 100,000.
Overall, South Kesteven has seen 7551 recorded cases since the start of the pandemic- which is about one for every 20 residents.
The number of deaths has remained at 266 for almost 4 weeks. This means that around one-in-600 residents have died within 28 days of a positive test since the pandemic started, which compares with an England average of one-in-500.
Nationally, the country recorded 14 fatalities within 28 days of a Covid-19 test, giving a grand total of 127,538.
The number of cases increased by 1671 to 4,420,201.