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Coronavirus: Further fall in West Norfolk infection rate revealed

There has been a further fall in the rate of coronavirus infections in West Norfolk, according to new figures today.

Government data suggests the proportion of infections in the borough was lower than at any point in the last six months prior to the Easter bank holidays.

The latest figures, covering the seven days to last Thursday, April 1, showed 38 recorded Covid-19 cases in West Norfolk.

Coronavirus news.
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That is a drop of 31, or nearly 45 per cent, on the previous week.

The figures also show that the borough's rolling infection rate stands at 25.1 cases per 100,000 people.

That is lower than at any point since early October 2020 and below the national average, although still slightly above the overall rate for Norfolk of 23.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of confirmed cases is falling in most parts of the county and other districts bordering West Norfolk.

But, even though case numbers are dropping, the overall infection rate in South Holland is around four times that of West Norfolk, at 101 cases per 100,000 people.

And the Fenland rate of 56.9 is well over double that of the borough.

Elsewhere, no new deaths have been recorded at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the last 24 hours, meaning the overall total remains at 475.

The Office for National Statistics is due to publish its latest weekly Covid figures on Thursday.

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