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The latest on Covid cases and vaccines in the High Peak

The number of cases of Covid-19 in the High Peak have seen a rise of over 20 per cent, recent figures have revealed. 

According to Public Health England data, for the seven days up to 1 September, the infection rate was 435.1 cases per 100,000 people. The figure across Derbyshire was 344.5 cases per 100,000 people while nationally the figure was 362.9.  

Across the High Peak there were 403 cases of Covid a rise of 75, or 22.9 per cent. Across the county the rise was 5.5 per cent. 

In neighbouring Tameside, the figures for the same period show a rate of 429.3 cases per 100,000 with 975 cases, a rise of 10, or 1 per cent. 

The vaccine roll-out is continuing and most recent figures show that 88.2 per cent of people aged 16 and over in the High Peak have received their first dose and 81.3 per cent have had their second. 

This puts High Peak slightly below the Derbyshire average where the figure for second doses stands at 82.2 per cent. 

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