Hyde Park Leeds Covid-19 cases underline importance of following rules - YEP Comment

Hyde Park in Leeds was yesterday revealed as the area with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 4:45 am
Covid-19 cases have risen sharply in Hyde Park, Leeds.
Covid-19 cases have risen sharply in Hyde Park, Leeds.

According to Government data, the Leeds ward had a case rate of more than 1,400 per 100,000 as of Monday night.

And health chiefs across the city are now urging people to take up the vaccine, socialise outdoors for safety and follow the rules and guidelines in place.

In a bid to contain the surge in Hyde Park, mobile units and enhanced testing have been rolled out, Leeds City Council confirmed yesterday.

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The surge in cases serves to underline the importance of taking up the vaccine when called and following the rules to the letter.

But it is also a reminder that, while the end is in sight, coronavirus is not going away and we must continue to keep our guard up and work together.