Area breakdown as Covid-19 death toll rises by 14 across Derbyshire

NHS England data released today (January 3) shows there have been 14 further fatalities linked to Covid-19 across Derbyshire.

In the past 24 hours, there have also been 358 new cases of coronavirus recorded.

Nationwide, the death toll now stands at 75,024 and 2,654,779 people have tested positive.

This represents an increase of 454 and 54,990 respectively in the same time period.

In Derby, there has been a rise of 74, bringing the total to 10,966.

Elsewhere, there have been increases of 63 in High Peak, 46 in South Derbyshire, and 44 in Amber Valley.

Of the new fatalities, 11 were recorded at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Here is the breakdown for each local authority area (figures cover the last 24 hours):

  • Amber Valley – 5,182 (increase of 44)
  • Bolsover   – 3,415 (increase of 24)
  • Chesterfield   – 3,553 (increase of 30)
  • Derby   – 10,966 (increase of 74)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,656 (increase of 15)
  • Erewash – 3,866 (increase of 34)
  • High Peak – 3,015 (increase of 63)
  • North East Derbyshire – 3,771 (increase of 28)
  • South Derbyshire – 4,287 (increase of 46)

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

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust   – 988 (   increase of 11   )
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 211 (  increase of three  )
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 25 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

A new national lockdown should be declared within the next 24 hours, because  coronavirus is out of control, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said today (January 3).

Accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson of presiding over “chaos”, the leader of the opposition insisted it was “inevitable” that more schools would need to shut.

Sir Keir told reporters the Prime Minister should not hint at new restrictions within weeks but, instead, act within hours.

His comments came after Mr Johnson signalled that a tougher anti-Covid crackdown would be brought into force in the coming weeks.

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News