Covid rates fall, but still higher than most of 2020


Lockdown and the vaccine rollout appear to be having an effect on local infection rates

Covid infection rates have taken another small fall in the latest figures released up to the end of last week.   However they remain far higher than during the whole of 2020, with the exception of the two weeks before Christmas.

Data running up to Friday January 29 shows that 241 people in the Banbury FM area tested positive for the virus last week.

The falls are being attributed to the continuing lockdown and the vaccine rollout starting to have an effect for the older age group.

Last week’s new infection rate was down 36% on the previous week’s total of 378 and well below the local pandemic high of 994 at the start of the year.

Despite the small falls in the local infection rates we are being urged to continue being vigilant.   The pressure on the Horton General and other hospitals remains very high.

You can see the graphs for where you live on our Covid-19 dashboard.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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