Covid cases continue to fall in Norfolk

Shoppers out in force wearing masks in Norwich city centre on the first day it became mandatory for

Shoppers out in force wearing masks in Norwich city centre on the first day it became mandatory for shoppers to wear face coverings in shops. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Covid cases in Norfolk have continued to fall with the latest figures showing an eight per cent drop across the county in the seven days leading up to June 4.

Cases fell the most dramatically in Breckland, where they dropped by almost half, with 15 cases per 100,000 people, while cases in north Norfolk also fell sharply by 20%, with just under eight cases per 100,000 people.

The latest figures for Norfolk make for stark contrast to the national picture, where cases rose by 53% in England, cases are also on the rise in South Norfolk by 163%, with just over nine cases per 100,000 people, West Norfolk, where cases are up 34% with just under 11 cases per 100,000 people and in Norwich where cases increased by 28%, with 10 cases per 100,000 people..

It comes as the government mulls over whether to end all restrictions on June 21 as part of its roadmap out of lockdown.

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