Eight more people with coronavirus have died in Derbyshire’s hospitals, according to NHS England figures released today (November 6).
In Derbyshire, 372 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Across the UK, another 23,287 cases have been recorded, making a total of 1,146,484 since the start of the pandemic.
Another 355 people have died, taking the UK total to 48,475.
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 64,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
The total number of positive cases in Derby now stands at 5,075 – the highest level in the region.
Here is the breakdown for each local authority area across Derbyshire:
- Amber Valley – 2,081 (increase of 66)
- Bolsover – 1,576 (increase of 44)
- Chesterfield – 1,896 (increase of 52)
- Derby – 5,075 (increase of 178)
- Derbyshire Dales – 842 (increase of 20)
- Erewash – 2,037 (increase of 42)
- High Peak – 1,824 (increase of 37)
- North East Derbyshire – 2,156 (increase of 39)
- South Derbyshire – 1,904 (increase of 72)
Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:
- Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 612 (four new deaths)
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 152 (two new deaths)
- Derbyshire Community Health Services – 21 (two new deaths)
- Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)
The rate of coronavirus infections across England and Wales appears to be slowing down, new data suggests.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said an estimated 618,700 people in England – one in 90 – had Covid-19 between October 25 and 31, up from 568,100 the week before.
But while the infection rate has increased in recent weeks, “the rate of increase is less steep compared with previous weeks”, the ONS said.
When looking at new daily infections, the ONS said the rate across England appears to have “stabilised”.