Coronavirus: 14 new confirmed cases in Harrogate over bank holiday weekend

Another 14 people in Harrogate have tested positive for coronavirus since before the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 12:30 pm

The borough's total number of confirmed infections since the pandemic began increased from 766 on August 27 to 780 on September 1.

The data includes tests carried out at hospitals, care homes, mobile sites and home testing kits.

Despite the rise in confirmed cases, the number of patients in hospital with the virus continues to decline nationally.

Another 14 people in Harrogate have tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Gerard Binks.

And it comes as Harrogate District Hospital has now gone six weeks without reporting a coronavirus death.

Meanwhile, the mobile coronavirus testing service is back in Harrogate today for anyone showing symptoms to get tested.

The drive-through facility is set up at Dragon Road Car Park on Dragon Road.

On Friday, it will be at Harrogate Old Education Offices on Ainsty Road.

It is being organised by the Department of Health and Social Care which has warned people to not just turn up but make an appointment first.

There are two ways to do this depending on which testing group you are part of.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

People who do not have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the 119 service to book.

Key workers and members of their household should register for a test on the government website.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers from 8pm the night before.

By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter