Positive cases have doubled since last week and residents are being urged to strictly follow national and local Public Health guidance to prevent a further rapid rise. This week’s surveillance report (28 September – 04 October), shows that 417 residents have tested positive since last week. This is more than double last week’s figure of 148 and is not a result of the data recording delays recently reported by Public Health England – this is a real and significant increase.
The county as a whole, and all districts and boroughs, have seen an increase in cases compared to the previous week. The areas with the highest case numbers were in Northampton, East Northamptonshire and Kettering.