More than 250 new covid cases recorded across Derbyshire

Derbyshire coronavirus cases have risen by more than 250 in a 24hour period according to NHS England figures released today (December 11).

In total another 253 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the county, however there have been no new fatalities recorded.

The Government said a further 424 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 63,506.

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 79,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 21,672 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,809,455.

In Derby, there has been an increase of 73, bringing the total to 8,440. Elsewhere, there have been rises of 46 in South Derbyshire, 20 in Bolsover, and only 9 in North East Derbyshire.

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Here is the breakdown for each local authority area:

  • Amber Valley – 3,803 (increase of 35)
  • Bolsover – 2,713 (increase of 20)
  • Chesterfield – 2,881 (increase of 11)
  • Derby – 8,440 (increase of 73)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,317 (increase of 7)
  • Erewash – 3,112 (increase of 23)
  • High Peak – 2,520 (increase of 29)
  • North East Derbyshire – 3,039 (increase of 9)
  • South Derbyshire – 3,2489 (increase of 46)

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

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 823 ( no change )
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 193 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 25 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)

The reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus transmission across the UK is now between 0.9 and 1, the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said.

Last week, the R number was between 0.8 and 1.

R represents the average number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect.

When the figure is above 1, an outbreak can grow exponentially.

An R number between 0.9 and 1 means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 9 and 10 other people.

Meanwhile, the R value in England is between 0.8 and 1, but Sage said it is not confident that R is below 1 in all English regions, particularly in London and parts of the South East.

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News