THE coronavirus rate is falling in Ryedale and Scarborough, according to latest figures from Public Health England.

In the week up to September 20, Ryedale had only three confirmed cases, a rate of 5.4 per 100,000, compared with five in the week to September 13. 

Scarborough, which has been highlighted as an area of a concern, had 28 cases, a rate of 25.7 per 100,000, compared with 45 the previous week, a rate of 41.4.

There were 81 cases confirmed in the City of York Council area - a rate of 38.5 per 100,000 population - compared with 74, or 35.1 per 100,000, the previous week.

The Selby district saw the number of cases fall to 40 in the week to September 20, a rate of 44.1 per 100,000, from 50 cases the previous week.

The number of cases also fell in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area to 68, a rate of 19.9 per 100,000 population, from 76 the previous week, and Ryedale had only three cases, a rate of 5.4 per 100,000, compared with five the previous week.

Hambleton saw a tiny rise to 31, a rate of 33.8 per 100,000, from 30 the previous week.

The figures have been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 23 on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.