Councillor Michael Payne revealed the latest data on social media yesterday. Image credit: Family Search// Michael Payne

Infection rates in Gedling have dropped by 30% per cent in the last week, data has revealed.

Per 100,000 people, 260.4 people have caught the virus in the town, which is below the national average of 293.9.

Gedling Borough Councillor Michael Payne said: “The hard work, patience and compliance of our local community is beginning to pay off as our Covid-19 rate falls by 30% and remains below the national average.

“Let’s keep going to protect the NHS, save lives and work towards an eventual easing of restrictions.

“This awful virus has taken far too many people. They and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Other areas in Nottinghamshire with low infection rates are Broxtowe (282.4), Rushcliffe (196.3) and Newark & Sherwood (241.9)

In the week beginning 27 January, Bassetlaw only received a 6% reduction in Covid rates.

Ashfield and Nottingham City were not far behind with small reductions of 14% and 15% respectively.

To learn more about how you can help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in your community, please visit the Government website.