There have been nine further fatalities linked to coronavirus recorded across Derbyshire in the past 24 hours, according to NHS England data released today (November 10).
In the same time, there have been 697 new cases registered.
Nationwide, the death toll now stands at 49,770 and 1,233,775 people have tested positive for Covid-19.
This represents an increase of 532 and 20,412 respectively.
In Derby, there have been a further 210 cases recorded – bringing the total to 5,787.
There have also been rises of 94 in Amber Valley, 90 in Bolsover and 70 in Chesterfield.
Here is the breakdown for each local authority area across Derbyshire:
- Amber Valley – 2,427 (increase of 94)
- Bolsover – 1,835 (increase of 90)
- Chesterfield – 2,097 (increase of 70)
- Derby – 5,787 (increase of 210)
- Derbyshire Dales – 939 (increase of 21)
- Erewash – 2,232 (increase of 66)
- High Peak – 2,015 (increase of 52)
- North East Derbyshire – 2,336 (increase of 44)
- South Derbyshire – 2,174 (increase of 50)
Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:
- Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 635 (six new deaths)
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 159 (three new deaths)
- Derbyshire Community Health Services – 21 (no change)
- Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)
The Health Secretary has “confidence” the NHS can deliver an approved Covid vaccine despite the logistics involved, MPs have heard today (November 10).
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which provided promising early clinical trial results on Monday, needs to be stored at minus 70C – which could pose transport and storage issues.
Matt Hancock said the distribution of the vaccine – should it be approved by regulators – would be a “huge challenge” due to the low temperatures required for storage.
He also said that rolling out a Covid vaccine to the masses could pose a “mammoth logistical operation”.
Mr Hancock told the House of Commons that the cold chain requirements – a temperature controlled supply chain – mean that the Pfizer vaccine needs to be kept at -70C until “the final hours”.