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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Newark and Sherwood reaches 7,223 today (Thursday, April 8)

Five new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Newark and Sherwood, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Ashfield 9,575 (up 5) Bassetlaw 8,047 (up 5) Broxtowe 7,105 (up 1) Gedling 8,126 (up 5) Mansfield 8,113 (up 18) Newark and Sherwood 7,218 (up 5) Rushcliffe 6,825 (no increase) Nottingham 30,430 (up 19) and Nottinghamshire 55,014 (up 36).

In the last seven days there have been 73 positive cases recorded in Newark and Sherwood. This represents a slight decrease in the last seven days.

COVID TEST. Picture: John Nurden (45723521)
COVID TEST. Picture: John Nurden (45723521)

In the latest 24-hour period, no new deaths in Newark and Sherwood were reported within 28 days of the person testing positive for the virus. The total is sadly at 205.

According to the latest public data, 4,364,529 patients in the UK have tested positive and 126,927 people have died within 28 days of positive test.

The number of people vaccinated with the first dose up to and including April 6 is 31,622,367. The total for the second dose is 5,683,509.

Boris Johnson at the Downing Street press conference. Picture PA/Stefan Rousseau (45853701)
Boris Johnson at the Downing Street press conference. Picture PA/Stefan Rousseau (45853701)

An easing of the national lockdown has been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

People can now meet in groups of up to six outside and travel to see their friends and families, with outdoor sports finally resuming.

The next easing of restrictions is due to take place on April 12.

To find out what steps you need to take if you think you have the virus, visit here.

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