The weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases in Nottingham is now the highest in England – but lockdown measures have yet to be announced.

A total of 2,294 new cases were recorded in the seven days through October 5, the numbers showed – equivalent to 689.1 cases per 100,000 people.

It represents a significant increase from 407 new cases in the previous seven days (the week to September 28), or 122.3 per 100,000 people.

The city is also well ahead of the district with the second highest rate, Knowsley, which now stands at 601.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The government says coronavirus rates are rising most rapidly across Nottinghamshire Compared to other parts of England.

On Thursday (8 October), a government spokesman said it was working with local leaders and experts “to agree on the best way to suppress the virus at the local level.”

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He said: ‘We are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases across the country, but rates are increasing more rapidly in Nottingham and the surrounding county compared to other parts of England.

“It is critical that everyone in the area follow the advice of the local authority, practice social distancing, wear a face covering when necessary, and be tested if symptoms appear.

“We are constantly monitoring the data in Nottinghamshire, and in light of the increasing cases, we are working hard with local leaders and public health experts to agree on how best we can suppress the virus at the local level, and the local authority has support and support.”

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Politicians and their locals He also spoke of the disturbing rise.

Leaked government documents when new revealed Local restrictions are expected Across the province.

The documentation states New domestic measures are expected To be announced by the government on Monday, October 12, will come into effect from Wednesday, October 14.

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