The nation's smallest county still has the highest coronavirus rate in England due to an outbreak inside a jail. In the last seven days to February 6 Rutland in the East Midlands recorded 194 new cases which is the equivalent of 518.4 cases per 100,000 people.
The rate has more than doubled from 200.4 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to January 30. Rutland’s small population means a confirmed outbreak at Stocken Prison in Stretton has led to the surge in figures.
The jail accommodates 950 male prisoners with local MP Alicia Kearn saying around half of all cases in the county could be attributed to the prison.Read more on mirror.co.uk