There were 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the Derbyshire region in the last 48 hours, according to official figures from Public Health England released today (August 26).
Overall, 1,408 cases have now been recorded in Derby since the start of the pandemic – an increase of eight in 48 hours.
The total number of cases confirmed in Derbyshire now stands at 3,591 – a rise of 12 in 48 hours.
In Staffordshire, there has now been a total of 4,049 confirmed cases – a rise of 26 in the same 48 hour period.
UK-wide, 16 more people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, bringing the death toll to 41,465 in the past 24 hours.
In the same time period the total number of cases has now risen to 328,846 after 1,048 more people tested positive.
Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic are as follows:
Today further guidance on face coverings in England’s schools has been published by the Government, which sets out when they are required and pupils that are exempt.
Government says that in local lockdown areas face coverings should be worn by staff and students moving around schools in communal areas and corridors from September 1.
Should new local restrictions be imposed, schools will need to communicate “quickly and clearly” the new arrangements to staff, parents and pupils.
It says that all schools and colleges will have the discretion to require face coverings in communal areas where social distancing cannot be safely managed – such as when the layout of a school makes it difficult to do so.