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Public Health England figures show 1,435 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire




The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire jumped by 1,435 in just one day after tests undertaken by commercial companies were included in official figures.

Public Health England figures show that 2,927 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (July 2) in Nottinghamshire, up from 1,492 the same time on Wednesday.

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The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests — those carried out by commercial partners — alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Nottinghamshire now stands at 356 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 436.

PHE has also made changes to its reporting methods, to remove any cases that may have been counted more than once.

The change means the total number of positive cases across England on Wednesday fell by 29,726, to 283,757.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 20,860 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 10,893 over the 24-hour period.

In Newark and Sherwood, the figures jumped from 173 to 310. As of this morning (Monday, July 6) there was 312 positive cases.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

As of 5pm on Sunday, 44,220 people had died from coronavirus across the UK.



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