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CASES CLIMB: COVID cases in Croxley rise as Three Rivers is designated one of the worst affected areas in Hertfordshire

 Published on: 22nd October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

After a continuing rise in cases, Three Rivers has been designated one of the worst areas in Hertfordshire for COVID-19 infections.

At the time of writing CroxleyNews, in the week rolling up to October 15, Croxley Green recorded a total of 21 new cases which had increased by a total of nine cases from the week before, jumping by 75 per cent.

Rolling data shows that there are 215.8 COVID cases by 100,000 people from the week beginning Monday, October 12.

A joint statement from Hertfordshire County Council and Three Rivers District Council previously addressed the increasing number of cases across the district after there was a particular rise in areas listed, one of which was Croxley Green.

A joint statement from councillor Tim Hutchings, Cabinet Member for public health and prevention at Hertfordshire County Council, and councillor Sarah Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “We can confirm that COVID-19 infection rates in the district of Three Rivers have been rising, particularly in Croxley Green, Moor Park and Northwood, and South Oxhey, with all age groups affected so we need residents to carefully follow the government’s guidance to minimise the risks of spreading the virus any further and to keep communities safe.

“It’s vitally important we all work together, to stop the number of cases rising in the district, if we are to avoid tougher measures being introduced.”

This comes at the same time as calls for the Prime Minister to act in a similar way to the Welsh Government and introduce a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to help reduce the number of cases.

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