THE number of people in Ryedale suffering from Covid-19 has risen for the second week.

Public Health England (PHE) said yesterday (Monday) that Ryedale, which for several weeks until recently had zero cases, putting it at the bottom of a national Covid infection league table, had a rate today of 18.1 after 10 cases were confirmed in the week.

Selby’s rate had risen to 70.6 after 64 cases, Hambleton’s was 31.7 after 29 cases and Harrogate’s was 55.3 after 89 cases.

PHE said the rate in the North Yorkshire County Council area had risen to 41.9 confirmed cases per 100,000 after 259 cases were confirmed, and in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area it had grown to 27.