A further 21 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Derbyshire in the past two days, according to the latest data from Public Health England released today.
A daily update wasn’t available yesterday due to what the Government website said were “technical difficulties”, with the statistics only being updated this evening (August 14).
The total number of cases diagnosed in Derbyshire since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,532.
In Derby, there are 1,371 cases after another 19 positive tests and in Staffordshire, there are 11 more confirmed cases, taking its total to 3,939.
UK-wide, another 11 people are confirmed to have died with Covid-19 today. The Government said 41,358 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Friday.
There are 1,441 new cases, bringing the total to 316,367.
No new deaths with coronavirus have been confirmed by local health trusts with the total numbers since the start of the pandemic still standing as follows:
The reproduction number, referred to as R, for the UK as a whole remains unchanged from last week and is between 0.8 and 1, latest figures show.
Data published on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has also revealed the growth rate of coronavirus transmission is between minus 4% and minus 1%, changing from between minus 5% and zero last week.
The growth rate reflects how quickly the number of infections is changing day by day, as a way of keeping track of the virus.
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In England, the R is between 0.8 and 1, but government scientific advisory group Sage has indicated it is not confident that R is currently below one in the country.
The R number represents the number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect.