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A further 261 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Teesside in the last 24 hours.

Plans for mass Covid-19 testing in Redcar and Cleveland have been announced.

..and Police are warning members of the public about text message scam.

 

A further 261 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Teesside in the last 24 hours.

The latest figures from Public Health England figures show a slight drop from the 290 recorded on Tuesday and 296 on Monday.

The highest number of new cases were in Stockton, with 102.

In Middlesbrough there were a further 54 new cases, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 37.

 

Plans for mass Covid-19 testing in Redcar and Cleveland have been announced.

Redcar and Cleveland Council leader Mary Lanigan says the council plans to widen rapid community testing for coronavirus after the Government confirmed our area was on a list of local authorities due to roll out further schemes.

Public Health England scientists have confirmed the quick turnaround tests can detect a new variant of covid-19 which emerged in London and the south east and is more infectious than the existing strain.

The Government is keen on mass lateral flow tests in local communities as a way of picking up more cases, more quickly, with the focus on people who may have the virus, but aren’t showing any symptoms.

The hope is that such schemes will help break chains of transmission and mean areas can move out of harsher virus-related controls.

 

Police are warning members of the public about text message scam.

Suspicious text messages purportedly from DPD have resulted in victims losing thousands of pounds.

Fraudsters use fake DPD messages to lure victims to the scam, which state that the recipient has missed two attempted deliveries of a parcel, and provides instructions on how to arrange another delivery. The links in the messages lead to fraudulent websites that request a payment (£2 - £3) to rearrange the delivery.

For more information about how to protect yourself online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk


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