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Infection rates rising again

After a drop last week, Kirklees’ Covid-19 infection rate has increased again, alongside most areas in the country. The number of local hospital admissions due to Covid-19 have also started to rise, so we’re urging everyone eligible to get their vaccine so we can change this. With 118 people per 100,000 in Kirklees testing positive for Covid-19 over the last

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Infection rates begin to drop

After rising consistently in recent weeks, Kirklees’ Covid-19 infection rate has fallen by 15 per cent over the last seven days. It still remains significantly above the national average, so we’re urging everyone to continue to do all they can to keep each other safe and take the vaccine when it’s their turn. With 102 people per 100,000 in Kirklees

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Surge testing to expand in Kirklees

Enhanced testing is to be expanded in Kirklees from tomorrow (Tuesday 8 June), with more communities across the borough invited to get a PCR test to help identify cases of the Covid-19 variant first detected in India. Surge and enhanced testing began in Kirklees on 26 May, with council staff knocking on people’s doors in Savile Town and Thornhill Lees,

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Infection rates still rising – play your part

Kirklees’ Covid-19 infection rate remains high and is continuing to rise. Hospitalisations and deaths caused by the virus currently remain low, but we all need to do everything we can so this doesn’t change. As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, Kirklees’ infection rate is one of the highest in the country and is rising. With 118 people per 100,000

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Kirklees surge testing targets schools

Kirklees Council will ramp up its surge testing activity tomorrow (Thursday 27 May) as it asks children and parents from four local schools to get PCR tested for Covid-19. All pupils, and everyone they live with (over the age of 11), will be asked to a take a PCR test if they go to the following local schools where we

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