New cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Derbyshire in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from Public Health England released today (August 16).
The total number of cases diagnosed in Derbyshire since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,541 – a rise of five new cases.
Three further cases have been recorded in Derby and the total remains at 1,374.
In Staffordshire, there are five more confirmed cases, taking its total to 3,951.
Across the UK 318,484 people have now tested positive for coronavirus and sadly 41,366 people have died – with five in the last 24 hours.
This news comes as the national press reports Public Health England (PHE) is to be scrapped and replaced by a new organisation set up specifically to deal with a pandemic.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce this week that the pandemic response work of PHE will be merged with NHS Test and Trace, according to The Sunday Telegraph.
The paper said the new body will be called the Institute for Health Protection and will become “effective” next month, although it will take until next spring to complete.
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: