Public health briefing for the borough of Bury – 22 October, 2021

Covid-19 cases steady, but remain very high.

This week (up to 16 October) the rate of new cases of COVID-19 in Bury stayed steady but still very high at 363.4 per 100,000

Rates are mainly being driven by high numbers of cases in school-aged children, although rates of new cases have increased across most age groups.

The number of inpatients in local hospital is increasing, linked to the increase in case numbers in older adults and cases among those who are not fully vaccinated. We continue to see deaths from Covid-19 in Bury.

Although the rate of deaths appears to have slowed recently, it is expected to increase again as increases in case numbers, particularly in older adults, feed through into hospitalisations and deaths in the coming weeks.

We must try and stop the spread of Covid-19 in our communities. Remember:

• Please keep wearing face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport
• Meet outside as much as possible, and keep indoor spaces ventilated
• Minimise the number, nearness and duration of social contacts
• Continue to wash or clean your hands frequently.


Public health briefing for the borough of Bury

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