New measures after rise in Leeds coronavirus cases

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Doctor using a swab test

(Source: BBC News)

New testing units have been brought in after a rise in coronavirus cases in parts of Leeds. The city recorded 129 positive tests in the week to 2 August compared with 41 the week before.

There has been a cluster of cases within Kirkstall, Harehills and surrounding areas, according to Leeds City Council. The authority said it was taking "a series of targeted preventative steps" to control transmission.

Mobile testing units are operating at Kirkstall and Fearnville leisure centres and people with symptoms can also book tests at other locations in the city.

Council leader Judith Blake said: "Our outbreak planning has meant we've been able to identify these clusters early and intervene quickly, so it's our hope that by working closely with people living in these areas, we can manage and contain these cases and prevent a wider outbreak.

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