Cosby, Croft and Elmesthorpe with highest rate of Covid
The latest Covid-19 figures show that the villages of Cosby, Croft and Elmesthorpe currently have the highest number of cases in the district and in the top 5 Leicestershire areas with the highest number of cases.
There are cases in all areas of the district, but of particular concern are the numbers in Croft, Cosby and Elmesthorpe. People are contracting the virus whilst out and about and passing it on to family members within their own household, so it's really important that all ages, young and old, limit contact with others and go back to the basics:-
Hands, Face, Space applies at all times:
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
- Wear a face covering where required unless you're exempt
- Keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone you don't live with
It is absolutely vital that we do everything we can to protect all those that we love, our families, friends and communities. Only by working together we will be able to drive down infection rates and get back to the things we love doing. The more we do to limit our contact with others, the better our chances of fighting the virus.
The good news is that overall we are seeing the effect of the recent national lockdown on our numbers. The number of cases across the district have started to fall, but they are still higher than the national average. Particularly worrying is the level of infections in people over 60, who are more likely to have serious illness.
There also continues to be Covid-19 cases being reported in schools across the district of Blaby. To reduce the spread of infection pupils aged 12 and over are advised to wear a face covering on their journey to and from school, this is especially important if sharing a car, bus or walking with a group of friends.
You'll be aware that we are in now in Tier 3 – very high alert, along with Leicester and the rest of Leicestershire. You can find the latest government guidelines on each tier here. The government has said that areas will be reviewed after 14 days to see if the Tier that they are in should change, the first review is due to take place on 16 December. If we can get the rate down, we could move out of Tier 3 before Christmas – and that would be good news for all of us.
Therefore, it's really important that we ask you to observe the Rules, let's work together across Blaby District to get into a lower Tier as soon as possible.
You may have seen in the news that the UK has now approved the vaccine, this is really good news but it is like to take many months to roll out. Please remember if you develop symptoms, stay at home and call 119 or book a test by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test . With home testing kits and testing centres in Glenfield and Narborough, it's easy to access a Covid test.
Thank you for every effort you're making to help reduce the spread in your community.
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:08 by Les Phillimore