Covid infection rates plummet in Norfolk
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Norfolk's Covid infection rate has dropped sharply during the latest seven-day period.
The county's overall rate in the week up to July 28 was 239 cases per 100,000 people.
That is down from 327.3 per 100,000 a week prior, representing a 27pc decline.
The steepest reduction came in Great Yarmouth, where the rate plummeted more than 50pc from 676.5 to 327.2.
Numbers also continued to tumble in four other districts: Broadland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, North Norfolk and South Norfolk.
There was, however, a rise detected in Breckland, whose rate went from 166.5 to 193.6 - a jump of 16pc.
There was barely any change in Norwich.
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Over the border, infection rates in Mid Suffolk and East Suffolk fell by 42pc and 26pc respectively.
Looking at the country as a whole, England's Covid rate decreased significantly up to July 28 as it reached 296.6 cases per 100,000 people.
A week before, it had been 500.4.
The full list of the latest coronavirus infection rates is as follows (last week's rate in brackets):
- Breckland: 193.6 cases per 100,000 people (166.5)
- Broadland: 231.7 (331.1)
- East Suffolk: 184.8 (250.5)
- Great Yarmouth: 327.2 (676.5)
- King's Lynn and West Norfolk: 134.8 (276.1)
- Mid Suffolk: 173.3 (301.3)
- North Norfolk: 192.7 (235.6)
- Norwich: 369.9 (370.6)
- South Norfolk: 244.2 (318)