Area breakdown as Covid-19 death toll rises again across region

There have been nine further fatalities linked to coronavirus in Derbyshire, according to NHS England figures released today (December 23).

In the past 24 hours, 346 new cases of Covid-19 recorded.

Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 69,051 and 2,149,551 people have tested positive since the beginning of the pandemice.

This represents an increase of 744 and 39,237 in the same time period.

In Derby, there has been a rise of 98, bringing the total to 9,413.

Elsewhere, there have also been increases of 63 in South Derbyshire, 40 in High Peak and 35 in Erewash.

All of the nine latest fatalities were reported at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Here is the breakdown for each local authority area:

  • Amber Valley – 4,312 (increase of 31)
  • Bolsover   – 3,025 (increase of 8)
  • Chesterfield   – 3,181 (increase of 15)
  • Derby   – 9,413 (increase of 98)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,449 (increase of 28)
  • Erewash – 3,391 (increase of 35)
  • High Peak – 2,722 (increase of 40)
  • North East Derbyshire – 3,342 (increase of 28)
  • South Derbyshire – 3,777 (increase of 63)

Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust   – 918   (increase of 9)
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 201 ( no change )
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 25 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 84,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

With thousands of restaurants, pubs and non-essential retailers being forced to close under the expansion of tougher Covid-19 restrictions across the country, business groups and unions reacted with dismay.

Industry leaders also called on the Government to increase support for businesses to avoid a widespread collapse in firms and jobs.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These restrictions are necessary. But they are another hammer blow for struggling parts of the economy like hospitality and retail.

“Without more support from the Government, jobs will be lost and businesses will close.

“Ministers must act quickly and provide the financial help hard-hit industries badly need. They can’t watch from the side lines as companies go the wall and redundancies mount.

“And they must help families too, by boosting sick pay to a real Living Wage so that people can afford to self-isolate and increasing universal credit.”

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News