Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘high’ COVID local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases, it has been announced.
Although cases are rising across Derbyshire, cases in the 3 areas remain among the highest in the county.
In Chesterfield the rate of infection is at 118 per 100,000 people. North East Derbyshire is at 149 per 100,000 people and Erewash is at 153 per 100,000.
Speaking in the Commons, Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, announced that Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will be put into tier 2 of the government’s COVID alert system – and will be placed on ‘high’ alert from 12.01am on Saturday 17
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