Where you can get tested for Covid-19 in Northamptonshire on Wednesday

Walk-In Appointments available across Northamptonshire Credit: ITV Anglia

Authorities in Northamptonshire are urging people in the county to get tested for coronavirus as cases continue to cause concern in the area.

The number of new cases of coronavirus in the county has risen by more than 25% in a week.

Here's where you can get tested if you live in the county on Wednesday 5 August.

  • Northampton Market Square - walk in appointments available

  • Kettering London Road car park, NN15 7QA - walk in appointments available

  • Corby James Ashworth VC Square, NN17 1QG - walk in appointments available

Walk in tests available Credit: ITV Anglia

The county's health authority said: "Anyone experiencing any of the following coronavirus symptoms, however, mild, should isolate at home with the rest of their household and book a test."

These symptoms include:

  • A new, continuous cough

  • High temperature

  • Loss or change in sense of smell or taste

Tests can be booked online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling119.

According to figures released by Public Health England on Monday, the Anglia region had 390 new positive tests for Covid-19 in the week to 31st July with 95 of them in Northamptonshire alone. There have been more than 29,480 cases in the region since the start of the pandemic.

Allowing for the size of the population in each area, there were 12 cases per hundred thousand people in Northamptonshire last week. That's 12 times the infection rate in Norfolk where the figures is just one case per hundred thousand.