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Council continues to monitor Coronavirus cluster in Kirkstall and Burley

Leeds City Council is continuing to monitor a cluster of coronavirus cases in Kirkstall – as infection rates across the city increase.

A council e-mail circulated to Leeds residents on Friday afternoon said that as of Thursday 20 August the Leeds seven-day average infection rate was 19.4 per 100,000. Council spokesperson said:

“This follows similar patterns to what we are seeing across the region where the seven-day rate per 100,000 has increased in all local authority areas apart from Rotherham and York.

“We are continuing with the measures we have in place and would like to thank everyone for their part in keeping themselves and others safe.

“We are also continuing to closely monitor cases and take targeted preventative steps in Kirkstall, Harehills and the surrounding areas. There has been some increase in cases in the broader LS8 area, which may be a reflection of increased testing.”

It’s understood the number of cases in the Kirkstall area have now stabilised since WLD reported the increase on 6 August.

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By continuing to follow the guidance we can help prevent further cases and stay on top of community transmission.

These include:

  • Keeping a safe distance from others.
  • Washing your hands regularly, for 20 seconds.
  • You must wear a face covering on public transport, and in indoor areas such as shops, places of worship, hairdressers, libraries and healthcare settings. Your face covering must safely cover your nose and mouth and must securely fit around the side of the face. Further guidance about when and how to wear a face covering can be found here.
  • No-one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms.
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and book a free test on the NHS website external link or ring 119.
  • If you need to stay at home and have no family or friends for support, ring 0113 378 1877.

On August 13, WLD reported how a team of eight people have leafleted houses in parts of Kirkstall ward to advise residents on how to stay safe after a cluster of Covid-19 cases in the area.

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