With this in mind residents are being encouraged to use all the tools available in the fight against the coronavirus; to continue in their efforts in sticking to the guidance, to get tested and to vaccinated as soon as they are invited.

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Northamptonshire's COVID-19 cases continue to fall slowly but remain at an extremely high level - with Corby's positivity rate and case rate amongst the highest in the country.

Last night’s Government decision to place England in lockdown, level 5 on the COVID-19 alert system, is based on the latest available coronavirus data, the rapid rise in case rates due to the new mutant strain of the virus and is in line with the measures set out in the Government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan.

​Today’s Government decision to place Northamptonshire in Tier 4 is based on the latest available coronavirus data, concern that the rapid rise in case rates may be due to the new mutant strain of virus and is in line with the measures set out in the Government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan.

​This week's surveillance report, an analysis of the county's recent coronavirus cases and rates over the period 28 December 2020 to 03 January 2021, shows 4,307 residents have tested positive with COVID-19; more than three times as many since the report released before Christmas.

​The Government has announced today that Northamptonshire will be placed in Tier 2 of the three tier COVID-19 alert system, starting on Wednesday 3 December.