nottinghampost– New data has shown how the rate of coronavirus cases has fallen in Nottingham in the last two months.
A graph, published by public health officials, measures the number of cases per 100,000 people and shows a fall in the epidemic curve from October to November, taking into account seven and 14-day recorded data and the county entering Tier 3 restrictions for the first time and then the subsequent second national lockdown.
There has been a huge decrease from when the county-wide cumulative rate of infections peaked at 525 per 100,000 people on October 9, with a cumulative rate of 221 recorded on November 21.
The most recent Public Health England figures, up to November 27, show that 653 people have tested positive for the virus in the last seven days in Nottingham, with a rate of 196.2.
By comparison, Nottingham and the wider county recorded a total of 645 cases of coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to October 28, just before the county was placed under Tier 3 restrictions for the first time.
On Thursday, November 26, the Government announced Nottinghamshire will have to re-enter Tier 3 restrictions at the end of the national lockdown on December 2.
The announcement has been controversial as Nottingham City Council leader, Councillor David Mellen, wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said the city had seen a “dramatic and impressive turnaround” on the coronavirus rates and should not be placed under the strictest rules.
Officials from Public Health England raised concerns over not enough people in Nottingham being tested for coronavirus as a reason why the county will be put into the tough restrictions, an MP has since revealed.
Meanwhile, a medical director has said up to 80,000 Covid vaccinations are expected to be administered in Nottinghamshire every week in January.