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Council Leader responds to rise in COVID cases

Date Published: 08 October 2020
Rutland County Council

Council Leader Oliver Hemsley has issued the following response to the recently recorded rise in COVID-19 cases in Rutland.

Council Leader Oliver Hemsley
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley

Like most areas across the country, we’ve seen a notable increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 this week, after Public Health England fixed a mistake in its national reporting. With this error corrected, we now have a more accurate understanding of the case numbers in Rutland. 

It’s clear that the UK is in the grip of a second wave and Rutland is by no means immune to this. We have cases across the County and although our rates remain below the national average, they are now right in line with the regional average for the East Midlands. There is absolutely no room for complacency.

Following public health guidance and sticking to the rules are not optional. We need to protect the communities we live in and the people we care about. 

Wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Wear a face mask in shops and crowded spaces. Keep your distance from one another and self-isolate if you develop any COVID symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell.

We have all worked extremely hard to control the virus in Rutland and it is more important than ever that we continue to do this. It is not about you, as an individual. It is about us, as a Community, and together we can stay safe.

For the very latest information and public health guidance in relation to COVID-19, please visit GOV.UK/coronavirus.

Data about the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK can also be found on the government's website

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