Calderdale recorded its highest daily number of Covid cases for the entire pandemic last week.
Data from Public Health England showed that on July 15, 194 cases of the virus were detected. The following day, another 184 cases were recorded.
This is more than the previous highest daily total, which happened on November 11, when 182 people tested positive.
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Data from Calderdale Council showed that a total of 1,095 cases were recorded in the borough in the week leading up to July 16, an increase of 38% over the week before.
Figures also showed that on July 15, 30 acute hospital beds and three intensive beds were occupied.
Last week, Deborah Harkins, the Director of Public Health for Calderdale, said: “It is clear that we’re in a new wave of Covid-19 at the moment, driven by the Delta variant that spreads more easily.
“It’s also clear that the quicker we move back to our pre-pandemic behaviours, the higher the peak of this wave will be.”
She asked people to give others space, wear a mask in high-risk places where there might be vulnerable people or crowds, to mix outdoors or open windows indoors, to get tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms, and to get both doses of the vaccine.
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