Derbyshire sees over 500 new coronavirus cases in a day as three more people die

More than 500 new Covid cases have been recorded across Derbyshire – while a further three people with the virus have died.

There were 513 positive tests in the latest official figures on Thursday (August 26) – 156 in Derby and 357 in the wider Derbyshire area.

Yesterday Derbyshire recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases since July 22, with 634 new infections.

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Outside of Derby, Erewash saw the biggest number of new cases today with 63, followed by High Peak with 59.

The smallest rise today was in Derbyshire Dales, with 14.

Three new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test were reported in Derbyshire today – one in Derby, one in South Derbyshire and one in Amber Valley.

Nationwide, a further 140 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 132,003.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 156,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

As of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 38,281 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK.

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Government data up to August 25 shows that of the 90,095,045 Covid jabs given in the UK, 47,860,628 were first doses, a rise of 68,076 on the previous day.

Some 42,234,417 were second doses, an increase of 161,705.

The total number of cases reported in Derbyshire since the start of the pandemic, indicating the totals for each area and the change in the last 24 hours, as of August 26:

  • Amber Valley – 12,399 (+45)

  • Bolsover – 8,520 (+38)

  • Chesterfield – 9,056 (+36)

  • Derby – 27,898 (+156)

  • Derbyshire Dales – 4,906 (+14)

  • Erewash – 11,592 (+63)

  • High Peak – 8,400 (+59)

  • North East Derbyshire – 9,241 (+46)

  • South Derbyshire – 10,440 (+56)

Locally, the number of Covid-related hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows (this data is not updated at weekends or on bank holidays):

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 1,669 (-)

  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (-)

  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 38 (-)

  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 427 (-)

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Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News