After a week in which Hull’s Coronavirus infection rate became one of the highest in the country, the Leader of Hull City Council, Cllr Stephen Brady, has written a personal letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling the local situation a ‘health emergency’ and urging him to take action to support the city.
The rate in the city is continuing to rise. Currently it is 770, with 188 confirmed covid-positive patients in hospital and a further 38 suspected, and Hull’s public health officials are warning the peak is yet to come. The total number of people who have tragically died of the virus in Hull throughout the pandemic is 289.
In his letter, Cllr Brady has made a series of requests for additional support and resources, highlighting that the city’s leaders have had no contact from central government. He asks the Prime Minister to urgently: