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West Suffolk has fifth highest week-on-week rise in Covid cases as Babergh, East Suffolk and Ipswich cases decrease




West Suffolk had one of the worst week-on-week rises in the number of coronavirus cases in the country last week.

The latest government data from Public Health England shows that between July 16 and July 23, the district increased from 204.4 cases per 100,000 people to 240.7.

This placed West Suffolk fifth in the country for the biggest weekly rise.

Case numbers in West Suffolk rose by the fifth highest number in country last week, according to government data.
Case numbers in West Suffolk rose by the fifth highest number in country last week, according to government data.

Cases in Mid Suffolk also rose, from 205 per 100,000 people to 239.7 in the same week.

However, all other districts enjoyed a decrease in case numbers, with Babergh, which has the highest rates in Suffolk, dropping from 416.1 cases per 100,000 people to 303.1.

Similar decreases were seen in East Suffolk, which dropped from 225.7 cases per 100,000 people to 210.1, and Ipswich, which decreased from 268.1 per 100,000 to 254.9.

As of July 26, 88.1 per cent of adults in England had received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, and 70.5 per cent had received their second.

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