Two more coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Derbyshire

There have been two new deaths related to coronavirus recorded in Derbyshire in the past 48 hours, according to new NHS England data.

There have now been 515 deaths in the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, with one more confirmed over the weekend and one more at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, bringing the death toll to 131.

The number of positive cases in the area covered by Derbyshire County Council is now 3,319 – a rise of 12 and in Derby, 1,264 have been recorded – four more than 48 hours ago.

In Staffordshire, there have been 3,652 confirmed coronavirus cases, a rise of 20.

The data is now based on people being tested both through Pillar 1 (in hospitals) and Pillar 2 (through drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post). Until July 1, only Pillar 1 figures have been published at a local level, but under the new system historic Pillar 2 data is now included.

The UK-wide coronavirus death toll increased by 22 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 44,220. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in the UK is 285,416.

The latest cases come as pubs in England were allowed to restart trading yesterday on what was dubbed Super Saturday but reports suggest up to half of premises didn’t reopen.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vast majority of people who went out did the right thing.

Speaking on Sky’s Ridge On Sunday, Mr Hancock said: “Well I think that from what I’ve seen, although there’s some pictures to the contrary, very, very largely people have acted responsibly. The large proportion of people, the vast majority of people are, I think, doing the right thing.”


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News