Over 1,000 people have now died in North Yorkshire from Coronavirus, as of 10 Feburary.
In an update from the North Yorkshire County Council, Richard Flinton, Chief Executive, has confirmed the region has now surpassed 1000 deaths from COVID-19.
Of the 1,006 people who have now died as a result of COVID, 539 passed away in hospital, and 387 in care homes.
Whilst a feeling of cautious optimism has begun to set in, contributed to by the administration of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations throughout the UK, this news serves as a sobering reminder of the devastation the pandemic continues to cause for families up and down North Yorkshire.
In the update, Flinton reminded residents of North Yorkshire to stay vigilant and to continue abiding by the rules, pointing to the disappointing reality of 170 fines having been issued across the region during this lockdown.
Meanwhile, Director of Health and Adult Services at the County Council, Richard Webb, stated that this gave “1,006 reasons to stick to the rules”.