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Coronavirus: Low case totals in West Norfolk despite surge in neighbouring district

Coronavirus infection rates in West Norfolk are less than a third of those recorded in two nearby districts, according to latest data.

Figures for the seven days to last Thursday, May 27, showed there were 17 confirmed cases in the borough, up one on the previous week.

The borough's rolling infection rate stood at 11.2 cases per 100,000 people, slightly up on the week before but around half the level recorded in mid-May.

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But the neighbouring Breckland district recorded 47 cases, an increase of nearly 177 per cent, with a rolling infection rate of 33.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The ratio in South Holland was 33.7 cases per 100,000, though infections there are falling.

The West Norfolk ratio is also below that for the county as a whole, which stood at 13.4 cases per 100,000.

No new Covid-related deaths have been reported across the UK today for the first time since the pandemic began. Weekly updates from the Office for National Statistics are due to be published tomorrow.

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