Date Published: 23 June 2021
Rutland is currently experiencing an increase in Covid-19 cases with 58 cases per 100,000 population being reported in the week of 12-18 June 2021.
Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health for Rutland, comments:
“In light of a recent school outbreak, we have seen an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Rutland. We are working closely with Public Health England and the school to manage the outbreak.
“As reflected across the country, cases are more prevalent in younger unvaccinated groups, mainly among older teenagers. Schools across the county have been working hard to implement the latest COVID-19 guidance, but we urge families to keep testing twice a week to help reduce the risk of introducing the virus into schools.
“It’s also important to note that one in three people are asymptomatic and you don’t always need to have symptoms to transmit the virus which is why testing is so important. We urge everyone to follow the latest guidance, get vaccinated and remember hands, face and space.”