This is how many Covid cases were confirmed in Derbyshire in one week

Just seven new coronavirus infections were recorded in Derbyshire in the week leading up to August 14 – all of them in Derby.

Three of those cases were found in the Chellaston West and Shelton Lock area, with four in Rose Hill and Castleward.

Overall, 1,382 cases have now been recorded in Derby since the start of the pandemic.

The total number of cases confirmed in Derbyshire now stands at 3,550.

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

Meanwhile, the Health Secretary has said today his biggest fear was another health crisis emerging while the world was still dealing with Covid-19.

Speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank, Matt Hancock said: “My single biggest fear is a novel flu, or another major health alert, hitting us right now in the middle of this battle against coronavirus.

“Even once this crisis has passed – and it will pass – we need a disease control infrastructure that gives us the permanent, standing capacity to respond as a nation and the ability to scale up at pace.”

That meant an institution focused on preparing for external threats like pandemics, he said.

Mr Hancock added that the system would learn from South Korea and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute “where their health protection agencies have a huge, primary, focus on pandemic response”.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News