Infection rates in the county remain high. Image credit: Olimpia Zagnat

Data published on February 2 shows that Covid-19 infection rates in the county now lie above the national average, despite a decrease in cases.

New data is showing a general decrease in coronavirus cases in all parts of Nottinghamshire, with 3503 cases reported over the last week.

The infection rate per 100,000 people in the county stood at 301.7 during the last seven day period.

Despite the general downward trend, infection rates now lie above the national average.

From January 22 to January 28, 182,573 cases were reported nationwide, with a transmission rate of 273.3.

Ashfield is currently experiencing the highest transmission rate with 377.6 cases per 100,00 people and 438 cases recorded in the previous week.

Of the people who were infected, 55% were female whilst 45% were male.

Cases in Nottinghamshire over the last week. Image credit: Jessica Goddard

Rushcliffe currently has the lowest transmission rate in the county with 193 cases per 100,000 people, reporting 280 cases during the past week.

Other areas of Nottinghamshire with high numbers of cases include Nottingham (1114), Mansfield (409) and Bassetlaw (362).