Derby sees biggest increase in Covid cases

More people are confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Derbyshire.

Official figures show that another 165 people in Derby and across the county have been were confirmed as having the disease.

Derby saw the biggest increase, with 41 new cases added, while High Peak saw the next-highest amount with 26, as of Saturday.

However, this has been dwarfed by nearby Nottingham, which saw a further 362 cases in the city alone in the same period and is heading for lockdown.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 15,166 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 590,844.

The Government also said a further 81 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday.

This brings the UK total deaths to 42,760.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Here is the breakdown for each local authority area across Derbyshire, recorded on the Government’s October 10 count:

  • Derby – 2,079 (increase of 41)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 401 (increase of 9)
  • South Derbyshire – 670 (increase of 13)
  • North East Derbyshire – 974 (increase of 20)
  • Chesterfield – 780 (increase of 17)
  • Bolsover – 593 (increase of 10)
  • Amber Valley – 795 (increase of 9)
  • Erewash – 758 (increase of 20)
  • High Peak – 851 (increase of 26)

Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows as of October 10:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 539 (no change)
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 133 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 18 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

Separate figures show there were 3,225 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England as of Saturday, up from 2,194 a week ago, while 396 Covid-19 hospital patients were in ventilation beds, up from 307 a week ago.

A total of 513 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Thursday, compared with 386 a week earlier.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News