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Covid-19: The latest on cases and vaccines in the High Peak

After a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases in the High Peak, recent figures have seen a rise of more than 36 per cent. 

According to Public Health England data, the rate rose sharply from 335.7 to 458.8 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days up to 21 September.  

The figure across Derbyshire also rose sharply by 23.2 per cent, to 376 cases per 100,000 people.  

Across the High Peak Borough Council area, there were 425 cases of Covid - a rise of 114, or 36.7 per cent - a major rise on the previous week. Across the county there were 3,035 cases. 

In neighbouring Tameside, the figures for the same period have also risen and are now 446 cases per 100,000 with 1013 cases, a rise of 238, or 30.7 per cent. 

The vaccine roll-out is continuing and most recent figures show that in the High Peak 88.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over have now received their first dose and 83.3 per cent their second. 

In Derbyshire, the figures are very similar, with 88.6 per cent of people aged over 16 having received their first dose and 83.6 per cent their second dose.  

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