Covid rates in Diss continue to plummet
Coronavirus transmission has dropped to such a point that authorities are no longer sharing data on cases in much of the Diss Express area.
In the week leading up to April 2, there were just three cases in the combined area of Diss and Roydon, three in Attleborough and four in the combined area of Debenham, Stonham and Coddenham.
For the rest of the region – including towns such as Eye, Harleston and Framlingham – case rates are now below three a week, meaning that Public Health England will no longer share data in order to protect individuals’ identities.
Plummeting cases has been attributed to the success of the vaccination roll-out; nationally, more than 30 million people have had their first jab, while more than five million have had their second.
A spokesman for South Norfolk Council welcomed the news, but warned against complacency as the country bids to abolish all restrictions by June 21.
“It’s incredibly good news that the number of Codid-19 cases has fallen,” he said.
“This is a direct result of our residents doing the right thing and protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“As restrictions start to ease, we must all still be careful and follow the Government’s advice so that our local businesses can reopen and, this time, stay open.”