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Pandemic and fewer tests saw STI rates fall across Norfolk

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The pandemic saw a fall in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STI) caught in Norfolk - but health chiefs have urged people to get tested now normality is returning.

Figures show a fall of up to 32pc in STI infections in England last year, a drop which is being put down to both people's behaviour during the pandemic and fewer tests being done. The east of England figure was 28pc.

Norfolk ranked as one of the lowest areas for syphilis diagnosis in the country last year, with 27 cases, or three per 100,000 people.

There were 352 cases of gonorrhoea in 2020, down........

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