New Indian variant case in Derbyshire Dales

Derbyshire County Council are urging people who live or work in the Glossop area and here in the Derbyshire Dales to remain cautious after 4 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed to be the new Indian variant that spreads more easily.

Three cases of the Indian strain of the virus – classed as a ‘variant of concern’ – were confirmed in the Glossop area and a further case of the variant was also found in the Derbyshire Dales.

Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace has renewed his call for residents and those employed in the Glossop area and Derbyshire Dales to get tested whether they have symptoms or not and says it remains vital that everyone in these communities continues to follow the guidelines and the ‘Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air’ rules – as this is the most effective way to control the spread of all variants of coronavirus.

The warning comes after 1 case of the Indian variant and 1 of the South African strain were confirmed in the community of Long Eaton in Erewash, taking the total number of cases of variants of concern in Derbyshire to 6.

Derbyshire County Council are urging people who live or work in the Glossop area and here in the Derbyshire Dales to remain cautious after 4 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed to be the new Indian variant that spreads more easily.

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