Covid rates in south Norfolk up by 16 per cent
Coronavirus case rates continue to rise in south Norfolk, amidst growing concerns about the Delta variant.
Case rates grew by 16 per cent in the region; 20.6 per 100,000 people in the week leading up to June 18, compared to 17.7 per 100,000 in the week prior.
While around 250,000 people are receiving their second dose of the vaccine every day, the prevalence of the Delta variant, also referred to as the Indian variant, is prompting another unwelcome spike in cases across the country.
Speaking to Diss-based broadcaster Park Radio last week, South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon expressed his concern about the rise in cases, but remained confident that things would eventually return to normal.
He said: “We do know that some of these new variants are much more infectious than some of the earlier ones and that it is mutating.
“We’re all longing for the day when we can get back to normal, and we will eventually, but this is just one more disease that we are going to have to learn to live with.
“That’s the reality and it’s not going to change, but we will one day get back to normal and I’m looking forward to that.”