December 13, 2023 9.00 pm

Lincoln is the ‘chlamydia capital’ of England, data shows

High screening rates and a large student population are blamed

By Local Democracy Reporter

Recent findings have put Lincoln in the spotlight, but for a concerning reason: it’s now known as the chlamydia capital of England, outside of London, of course. This alarming title points to the city’s burgeoning student population as a key contributor.

The NowPatient’s study, drawing on NHS data, paints a stark picture: Lincoln saw 694.16 new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) per 100,000 people last year, with chlamydia leading the pack at a rate of 352.4 per 100,000.

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