"No single cause" for climbing coronavirus cases in Barnsley, says health chief
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"We’ve seen lots of household and community transmission right across the borough rather than a single outbreak in one location."
Barnsley, along with the three other South Yorkshire Councils, entered the highest level of Government measures on Saturday (October 24) – Tier Three.
Ms Burrows added: "These latest measures are necessary to save lives. The latest available seven-day rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Barnsley is 427 and climbing, using data for the seven days ending on 17 October.
"Here in Barnsley, as well as across South Yorkshire, cases are spreading across all age groups, with increasing hospitalisations, intensive care admissions and deaths.
"The level of infection here is now at a point where each one of us is at increased risk every time we go out or mix with anyone outside our household.
"The more everyone follows the rules, the sooner we will be able to come out of Tier 3."
Under Tier 3 rules, South Yorkshire betting shops, adult play centres, casinos have had to close, as have pubs and bars in the county who do not serve what is described as “substantial meals”.