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The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum met today to brief the media (03 March 2021).

  • Infection rates and hospital in-patient cases continue to reduce
  • Around 14 cases identified per day in North Yorkshire

7 day infection rate/ 100,000 (week to 16 March 2021)

  • England Average – 56.8  (was 59.7)
  • North Yorkshire – 46  (was 39)
  • Scarborough –  30.3 (was 30.3 )
  • Craven – 36.8 (was 31.5)
  • Selby –60.7  (was 53)
  • Harrogate – 37.9 (was 42.3)
  • Richmond – 93.1 (was 39.1)
  • Ryedale – 37.8 (was 21.7)
  • Hambleton – 50.2 (was 36)

An average of 14 infections per day are being confirmed using testing.

Previous figure is from a week ago, the figure in brackets.

Police

Latest enforcement data

During the past seven days (8-14 March 2021) we have issued 102 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) – the previous week’s total was 210.

This take the total to 1,662 FPNs during the third lockdown, and 3,555 FPNs since the first lockdown on March 2020.

  • 54 were issued to local people and 48 were issued to visitors
  • 40 issued for being outside place of living
  • 10 for outdoor gatherings
  • 29 for indoor gatherings
  • 2 for obstruct/contravene/fail to close business
  • 20 for gathering of more than 15

Broken down into districts, the number of FPNs issues are as follows:

  • Craven – 3
  • Hambleton – 15
  • Harrogate – 12
  • Richmond – 2
  • Ryedale – 5
  • Scarborough – 50
  • Selby – 7
  • York – 8

Notable recent breaches

  • Scarborough was again the location for the most indoor gatherings with 18 FPNs issued. There were also two separate indoor gatherings in the town over the weekend consisting of more than 15 people – this resulted in 20 FPNs being issued. One occurred at a flat on Pavilion Square following a report of a party at 10.45pm on Saturday (13 March).
  • Just after 5pm on Saturday, an online report was made to the police that a group of men were drinking together in a hot tub at a lodge in the York area. When officers arrived they initially claimed they were work colleagues staying together in digs, but this proved not to be the case and the five men were issued with FPNs.
  • At 4.50am on Monday (15 March), a VW Polo car was stopped by officers as it was travelling east on the A64 at Bilbrough. The four occupants from Leeds, two men and two women aged in their late teens and early 20s, states that they were going somewhere to watch the sun rise. They each headed home with FPNs for being outside their place of living.

Testing

PCR testing capacity remains good, test centres have moved to open for tests in the morning and pickup of rapid test kits in the afternoon.

Vaccine 

333,000 have vaccinated in North Yorkshire

Schools

  • School attendance 94% attendance
  • 98% at Primary Schools
  • 90% at Seconday Schools
  • 85% Special schools
  • 6,0000 , 97% in early years settings

Care Homes

235 residential and nursing providers

34 with 1 or more confirmed cases in the last 28 days




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